The ftdi_sio driver (usb/serial/ftdi_sio.c) in Linux kernel 2.6.x up to 2.6.17, and possibly later versions, allows local users to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) by writing more data to the serial port than the hardware can handle, which causes the data to be queued.
NOTE: The following CVSS v2.0 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.
|Base Score:||7.8||Base Metrics:||AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C|
|Access Vector:||Network||Attack Complexity:||Low|
|Authentication:||None required||Confidentiality Impact:||None|
|Integrity Impact:||None||Availability Impact:||Complete|
|Oracle Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel)||ELSA-2006-0617||2006-11-30|
|Oracle Enterprise Linux version 4 (ocfs2-2.6.9-22.214.171.124.2.EL)||ELSA-2006-0617||2006-11-30|
|Oracle Enterprise Linux version 4 (oracleasm-2.6.9-126.96.36.199.2.EL)||ELSA-2006-0617||2006-11-30|
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