A vulnerability has been reported in the Linux Kernel, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).
The vulnerability is caused due an error in the handling of an error condition when constructing an ICMP response in the "ip_options_echo()" function of icmp.c. This can be exploited to cause a DoS via specially crafted ICMP packets containing record-route or timestamp IP options.
The vulnerability affects versions 2.6.12 through 22.214.171.124.
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Subject: Linux Kernel ICMP Error Handling Denial of Service
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