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DSA-2906-1 linux-2.6 -- privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak

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DSA-2906-1 linux-2.6 -- privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak

Severity
10
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
03/24/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
04/28/2014
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

net/netfilter/nf_conntrack_proto_dccp.c in the Linux kernel through 3.13.6 uses a DCCP header pointer incorrectly, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) or possibly execute arbitrary code via a DCCP packet that triggers a call to the (1) dccp_new, (2) dccp_packet, or (3) dccp_error function.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-linux-2-6

References

  • debian-upgrade-linux-2-6

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