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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Netfilter DCCP Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029945
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1029945
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-2523   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 21 2014
Impact:   Execution of arbitrary code via network, User access via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.

A remote user can send specially crafted DCCP data to trigger a memory corruption flaw in 'nf_conntrack_proto_dccp.c' and execute arbitrary code on the target system.

Impact:   A remote user can execute arbitrary code on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux.git/commit/?id=b22f5126a24b

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
May 8 2014 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Netfilter DCCP Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
Jun 5 2014 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Netfilter DCCP Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4.
Jun 5 2014 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Netfilter DCCP Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Execute Arbitrary Code
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.3.



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