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[security-alerts] FW: [SA19926] Linux Kernel SCTP Netfilter Denial of Service Vulnerability



> 
> 
> TITLE:
> Linux Kernel SCTP Netfilter Denial of Service Vulnerability
> 
> SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
> SA19926
> 
> VERIFY ADVISORY:
> http://secunia.com/advisories/19926/
> 
> CRITICAL:
> Moderately critical
> 
> IMPACT:
> DoS
> 
> WHERE:
> From remote
> 
> OPERATING SYSTEM:
> Linux Kernel 2.6.x
> http://secunia.com/product/2719/
> 
> DESCRIPTION:
> A vulnerability has been reported in Linux Kernel, which can be
> exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
> 
> The vulnerability is caused due to missing checks on SCTP chunk sizes
> in the SCTP-netfilter code and may result in an infinite loop
> exhausting system resources.
> 
> SOLUTION:
> Update to version 2.6.16.13 or later.
> http://kernel.org/
> 
> PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
> Reported by the vendor.
> 
> ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
> http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.16.13
> 
> 



 




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