CVE-2008-5713

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Description
The __qdisc_run function in net/sched/sch_generic.c in the Linux kernel
before 2.6.25 on SMP machines allows local users to cause a denial of
service (soft lockup) by sending a large amount of network traffic, as
demonstrated by multiple simultaneous invocations of the Netperf benchmark
application in UDP_STREAM mode.
Ubuntu-Description
It was discovered that in certain situations the network scheduler did
not correctly handle very large levels of traffic. A local attacker
could produce a high volume of UDP traffic resulting in a system hang,
leading to a denial of service.
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Source: linux (LP Ubuntu Debian)
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Updated: 2020-01-29 19:34:08 UTC (commit 768ceb2fdee6790d707d0f681e1b54916744af1e)