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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel Memory Leak in SIT Code ipip6_rcv() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020118
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020118
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-2136   (Links to External Site)
Date:  May 28 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): prior to 2.6.25.3
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel in the Simple Internet Transition code. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to trigger a memory leak in the ipip6_rcv() function.

The vulnerability resides in 'net/ipv6/sit.c'.

Paul Harks reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fixed version (2.6.25.3).
Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Jul 23 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Memory Leak in SIT Code ipip6_rcv() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
Aug 4 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Memory Leak in SIT Code ipip6_rcv() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Aug 27 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Memory Leak in SIT Code ipip6_rcv() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
Dec 17 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Memory Leak in SIT Code ipip6_rcv() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.
Jan 5 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Memory Leak in SIT Code ipip6_rcv() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
Jan 8 2009 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Memory Leak in SIT Code ipip6_rcv() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1 running on 32-bit architectures.



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