Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 174344
CVE-2005-3858 ip6_input_finish DoS
Last modified: 2014-06-18 04:28:43 EDT
Although this issue does not affect 2.4 kernels, RHEL4 added this flaw in
+++ This bug was initially created as a clone of Bug #174343 +++
Memory leak in the ip6_input_finish function in ip6_input.c in
Linux kernel 2.6.12 and earlier might allow attackers to cause
a denial of service via malformed IPv6 packets with
unspecified parameter problems, which prevents the SKB from
A fix for this problem has just been committed to the RHEL3 E7
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-37.0.1.EL).
An advisory 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.
A fix for this problem has also been committed to the RHEL3 U7
patch pool this evening (in kernel version 2.4.21-39.EL).