Bug 174344 - CVE-2005-3858 ip6_input_finish DoS
CVE-2005-3858 ip6_input_finish DoS
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Thomas Graf
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2005-11-28 05:54 EST by Mark J. Cox
Modified: 2014-06-18 04:28 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: RHSA-2006-0140
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Last Closed: 2006-01-19 11:02:11 EST
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Description Mark J. Cox 2005-11-28 05:54:38 EST
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
        being freed.


Comment 2 Ernie Petrides 2006-01-11 18:36:27 EST
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).
Comment 5 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-01-19 11:02:11 EST
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.

Comment 6 Ernie Petrides 2006-01-20 18:36:08 EST
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).

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