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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
Linux Kernel skb_gro_header_slow() Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1025876
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1025876
CVE Reference:   CVE-2011-2723   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 30 2011
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  

Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user can send specially crafted data to cause the target system to crash.

Systems that have enabled Generic Receive Offload (GRO) are affected.

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=17dd759c67f21e34f2156abcf415e1f60605a188

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

Message History:   This archive entry has one or more follow-up message(s) listed below.
Sep 20 2011 (Red Hat Issues Fix) Linux Kernel skb_gro_header_slow() Bug Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Red Hat has issued a fix for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 Extended Update Support.



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