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Linux Kernel "dccp_setsockopt_change()" Integer Overflow

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Release Date:  2008-08-18    Last Update:  2008-08-22    Views:  8,922

Secunia Advisory SA31509

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 can be exploited by malicious, local users to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an integer overflow error within the "dccp_setsockopt_change()" function in net/dccp/proto.c and can be exploited to trigger a kernel panic.

The vulnerability is reported in versions 2.6.17-rc1 and later.


Solution:
Update to version 2.6.26.3.

Provided and/or discovered by:
Eugene Teo, Red Hat Security Response Team

Original Advisory:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=459226

http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.26.3

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