Upstream information

CVE-2010-4526 at MITRE


Race condition in the sctp_icmp_proto_unreachable function in net/sctp/input.c in Linux kernel 2.6.11-rc2 through 2.6.33 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) via an ICMP unreachable message to a socket that is already locked by a user, which causes the socket to be freed and triggers list corruption, related to the sctp_wait_for_connect function.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.1
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

Note from the SUSE Security Team

This issue affects SUSE Linux products with kernels 2.6.11 and above. It seems however only exploitable to cause a denial of service, if an attacker has control over network availability. It also requires SCTP being configured and used.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 662192 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

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SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Fri Jun 28 08:19:26 2013
CVE page last modified: Fri Dec 8 16:45:32 2023