Upstream information

CVE-2010-1187 at MITRE

Description

The Transparent Inter-Process Communication (TIPC) functionality in Linux kernel 2.6.16-rc1 through 2.6.33, and possibly other versions, allows local users to cause a denial of service (kernel OOPS) by sending datagrams through AF_TIPC before entering network mode, which triggers a NULL pointer dereference.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.9
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

All shipping Linux kernels in products have CONFIG_TIPC=n, meaning TIPC support disabled. This means we are not affected by this issue.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 592573 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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