Sabrina Dubroca | 7 Mar 13:45 2014
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CVE Request: Linux kernel: IPv6: crash due to router advertisement flooding

The Linux kernel is vulnerable to a crash on hosts that accept router
advertisements. An unlimited number of routes can be created from
router advertisements.

A remote attacker in the same layer 2 segment can cause a crash from
memory exhaustion by flooding router advertisements to a target
machine.

Upstream fix:
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/davem/net.git/commit/?id=c88507fbad8055297c1d1e21e599f46960cbee39

The patch is pending for stable.
http://patchwork.ozlabs.org/patch/327515/

Introduced by:
https://git.kernel.org/cgit/linux/kernel/git/davem/net.git/commit/?id=957c665f37007de93ccbe45902a23143724170d0

This commit appeared in 3.0.

Thanks,

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Sabrina Dubroca


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