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Linux Kernel SCTP Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1023823
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1023823
CVE Reference:   CVE-2010-0008   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Apr 7 2010
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

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 Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) data to trigger a flaw in the sctp_rcv_ootb() function and cause the target service to enter an infinite loop.

Telesys Software reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target service to enter an infinite loop.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix (2.6.23).

A source code fix is available at:

http://git.kernel.org/linus/ece25dfa0991f65c4e1d26beb1c3c45bda4239b8

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Apr 7 2010 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel SCTP Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.7 Extended Update Support.



 Source Message Contents

Subject:  CVE-2010-0008 kernel: sctp remote denial of service

Telesys Software reported a flaw was found in the sctp_rcv_ootb() 
function in the Linux kernel Stream Control Transmission Protocol (SCTP) 
implementation. A remote attacker could send a specially-crafted SCTP 
packet to a target system, resulting in a denial of service.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/CVE-2010-0008
http://git.kernel.org/linus/ece25dfa0991f65c4e1d26beb1c3c45bda4239b8

Thanks, Eugene

 
 


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