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KAME Project "ipcomp6_input()" Denial of Service

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Release Date:  2008-02-06    Views:  19,048

Secunia Advisory SA28788

Where:

From remote

Impact:

DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Workaround

Software:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


A vulnerability has been reported in the KAME Project, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an error within the "ipcomp6_input()" function in kame/sys/netinet6/ipcomp_input.c when processing IPv6 packets with an IPComp header. This can be exploited to crash a vulnerable system by sending a specially crafted IPv6 packet.


Solution:
Fixed in the CVS repository.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
US-CERT credits Shoichi Sakane.
NetBSD credits the Coverity Prevent analysis tool.

Original Advisory:
US-CERT VU#110947:
http://www.kb.cert.org/vuls/id/110947

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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