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Linux Kernel Integer Overflow in dccp_setsockopt_change() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1020705
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1020705
CVE Reference:   CVE-2008-3276   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 18 2008
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 2.6
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Linux Kernel. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted DCCP data to trigger an integer overflow and cause a kernel panic on the target system.

The vulnerability resides in 'net/dccp/proto.c'.

Eugene Teo reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=3e8a0a559c66ee9e7468195691a56fefc3589740

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Oct 8 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Integer Overflow in dccp_setsockopt_change() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise MRG.
Nov 4 2008 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel Integer Overflow in dccp_setsockopt_change() Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has released a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.



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