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Vulnerability Score 2.1 2.1
CVE Id CVE-2000-0227
Last Modified 10 Sep 2008 03:03:20
Published 23 Mar 2000 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact NONE NONE
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Access Vector LOCAL
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



The Linux 2.2.x kernel does not restrict the number of Unix domain sockets as defined by the wmem_max paremeter, which allows local users to cause a denial of service by requesting a large number of sockets.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Linux Kernel 2.2.12

  • Linux Kernel 2.2.14

  • Linux Kernel 2.3.99


XF - linux-domain-socket-dos(4186)

BID - 1072

BUGTRAQ - 20000323 Local Denial-of-Service attack against Linux

BUGTRAQ - 20000328 Re: Local Denial-of-Service attack against Linux

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:35:37