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Linux Kernel sysctl Interface Unregistration Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2005-11-09    Views:  15,517

Secunia Advisory SA17504

Where:

Local system

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux kernel, which potentially can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error in "sysctl.c" when handling the un-registration of interfaces in "/proc/sys/net/ipv4/conf/". This can potentially be exploited by malicious users to cause a DoS.


Solution:
Update to version 2.6.14.1.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by vendor.

Original Advisory:
Kernel.org:
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.14.1
http://www.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/gregkh/linux-2.6.14.y.git;a=commit;h=e4e0411221c7d4f2bd82fa5e21745f927a1bff28

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