Linux kernel built with the Networking support(CONFIG_NET) is vulnerable to a
crash, while resetting a socket timer. It could occur while doing a
A privileged user/process able to create RAW socket could use this flaw to
crash the system kernel resulting in DoS.
This issue does not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2.
This issue affects the version of the kernel package as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise
Linux 5 and 6 may address this issue.
MITRE assigned CVE-2012-6657 to this issue:
This issue has been addressed in the following products:
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
Via RHSA-2014:1997 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2014-1997.html