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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel pppol2tp_recvmsg() Memory Corruption Error Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020297
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020297
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2750   (Links to External Site)
Updated:  Jun 23 2008
Original Entry Date:  Jun 16 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.6.26-rc6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted PPP packets via L2TP to trigger a memory corruption error and cause the target system to crash or become unstable.

Ilja of the Netric Security Team reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.6.26-rc6).

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/ChangeLog-2.6.26-rc6

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Boundary error
Underlying OS:  

Message History:   None.


 Source Message Contents

Date:  Mon, 16 Jun 2008 11:39:35 -0400
Subject:  Linux Kernel


http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/ChangeLog-2.6.26-rc6


 
 


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