Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 108573
CAN-2003-0856 Netlink local DoS: iproute
Last modified: 2015-03-04 20:13:02 EST
Herbert Xu discovered that a number of netlink applications do not
check the source address of incoming packets, assuming they are coming
from the kernel. As any local user can send unicast netlink messages
to any process on the system, this can lead to a local denial of
service attack, or other local attacks.
iproute in RHEL3 and RHEL2.1 is affected
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.