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ELSA-2013-0911 Important: Oracle Linux kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update

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ELSA-2013-0911 Important: Oracle Linux kernel security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Severity
8
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)
Published
05/03/2013
Created
07/25/2018
Added
06/14/2013
Modified
04/11/2019

Description

The veth (aka virtual Ethernet) driver in the Linux kernel before 2.6.34 does not properly manage skbs during congestion, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) by leveraging lack of skb consumption in conjunction with a double-free error.

Solution(s)

  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-debug
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-debug-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-devel
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-doc
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-firmware
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-kernel-headers
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-perf
  • oracle-linux-upgrade-python-perf

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