Upstream information

CVE-2004-0592 at MITRE

Description

The tcp_find_option function of the netfilter subsystem for IPv6 in the SUSE Linux 2.6.5 kernel with USAGI patches, when using iptables and TCP options rules, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption by infinite loop) via a large option length that produces a negative integer after a casting operation to the char type, a similar flaw to CVE-2004-0626.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having critical severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 57661 [RESOLVED]

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List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0
  • k_athlon >= 2.4.19-360
  • k_deflt >= 2.4.19-360
  • k_psmp >= 2.4.19-360
  • k_smp >= 2.4.19-360
  • kernel-source >= 2.4.19.SuSE-360
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