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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:
Linux Kernel SCTP Socket SO_LINGER Option Lets Local Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1016992
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2006-4535   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 5 2006
Impact:   Denial of service via local system
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s):,, 2.6.18-rc5
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A local user can cause denial of service conditions.

A local user can open an SCTP socket with a specially crafted SO_LINGER value to cause a kernel crash.

Impact:   A local user can cause a kernel crash.
Solution:   No solution was available at the time of this entry.
Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Input validation error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 5 2006 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel SCTP Socket SO_LINGER Option Lets Local Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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