Current Description

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

Basic Data

PublishedMarch 23, 2000
Last ModifiedDecember 20, 2017
Data TypeCVE
Data FormatMITRE
Data Version4.0
Problem TypeNVD-CWE-Other
CVE Data Version4.0

Base Metric V2

CVSS 2 - Version2.0
CVSS 2 - Vector StringAV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
CVSS 2 - Access VectorLOCAL
CVSS 2 - Access ComplexityLOW
CVSS 2 - AuthenticationNONE
CVSS 2 - Confidentiality ImpactNONE
CVSS 2 - Availability ImpactPARTIAL
CVSS 2 - Base Score2.1
Exploitability Score3.9
Impact Score2.9
Obtain All Privilegefalse
Obtain User Privilegefalse
Obtain Other Privilegefalse

Base Metric V3

No data provided.


  • OR - Configuration 1
    Cpe VersionPartVendorProductVersionUpdateEditionLanguageSW EditionTarget SWTarget HWOtherVersion Start IncludingVersion End IncludingVersion Start ExcludingVersion End Excluding
    2.3OSLinuxLinux Kernel2.2.12*******
    2.3OSLinuxLinux Kernel2.2.14*******
    2.3OSLinuxLinux Kernel2.3.99pre2******

Vulnerable Software List

Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.12, 2.2.14, 2.3.99


20000323 Local Denial-of-Service attack against Linux
20000328 Re: Local Denial-of-Service attack against Linux