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 to an error within the "atalk_sum_skb()" function when creating the checksum of an AppleTalk frame that is shorter than specified in the header. This can be exploited to trigger a "BUG_ON" condition by sending a specially crafted AppleTalk frame to a vulnerable system.
Successful exploitation requires that the AppleTalk kernel module is loaded.
Solution: Update to version 126.96.36.199.
Provided and/or discovered by: Philipp Richter
Original Advisory: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-188.8.131.52
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