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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Input Validation Flaw in Intel PRO/1000 Linux Drivers Lets Remote Users Deny Service and Potentially Bypass Security Controls
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023420
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023420
CVE Reference:   CVE-2009-4536, CVE-2009-4538   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jan 8 2010
Impact:   Denial of service via network, Modification of system information
Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6.31 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the the Linux Kernel. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target e1000 or e1000e driver to crash.

A remote user may also be able to send specially crafted data that will bypass the driver's fragment check and cause portions of invalid frames to be passed up to the networking stack.

Eugene Teo reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.

A patch has been proposed:

http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=126203101730472&w=2

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jan 8 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Input Validation Flaw in Intel PRO/1000 Linux Drivers Lets Remote Users Deny Service and Potentially Bypass Security Controls   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Jan 8 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Input Validation Flaw in Intel PRO/1000 Linux Drivers Lets Remote Users Deny Service and Potentially Bypass Security Controls   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Jan 20 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Input Validation Flaw in Intel PRO/1000 Linux Drivers Lets Remote Users Deny Service and Potentially Bypass Security Controls   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3.z.
Feb 2 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Input Validation Flaw in Intel PRO/1000 Linux Drivers Lets Remote Users Deny Service and Potentially Bypass Security Controls   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 Extended Update Support.
Feb 16 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Input Validation Flaw in Intel PRO/1000 Linux Drivers Lets Remote Users Deny Service and Potentially Bypass Security Controls   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7 Extended Update Support.
Nov 12 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Input Validation Flaw in Intel PRO/1000 Linux Drivers Lets Remote Users Deny Service and Potentially Bypass Security Controls   (bugzilla@redhat.com)
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 Extended Life Cycle Support



 Source Message Contents

Date:  Fri, 08 Jan 2010 04:22:21 +0000
Subject:  Linux kernel


CVE-2009-4538

Intel PRO/1000 Linux drivers


 
 


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