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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel xt_sctp Endless Loop Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016347
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1016347
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-3085   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jun 21 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6.17 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Linux Kernel. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send data with a specially crafted chunk length value to cause an endless loop.

The flaw resides in the xt_sctp code.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.6.17.1).
Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error, State error

Message History:   None.


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