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 a NULL-pointer dereference error within the "rt6_fill_node()" function in net/ipv6/route.c. This can be exploited to trigger a kernel panic via an "ip route get" command.
Successful exploitation requires that the IPv6 default route is not set.
The vulnerability is reported in version 126.96.36.199. Other versions may also be affected.
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Subject: Linux Kernel "rt6_fill_node()" Denial of Service Vulnerability
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