[4.1.6] Corrupted database may cause a denial of service
Created by: marmistrz
I installed Manjaro 16.10.3 on a laptop. The core.db database was corrupt. Pamac updater was trying to handle that, creating hundreds of processes: (output from
6300 ? Ss 0:00 echo -n Error: could not open file /var/lib/pacman/sync/core.db: Unrecognized archive format
After a while, another ps yielded the same processes shown as defunct.
As a result of this repeating multiple times, the fork limit has been exceeded, which caused a denial of service.