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CVE Reference: CVE-2009-4537

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Original Page at CVE MITRE:
CVE-2009-4537

Description:
drivers/net/r8169.c in the r8169 driver in the Linux kernel 2.6.32.3 and earlier does not properly check the size of an Ethernet frame that exceeds the MTU, which allows remote attackers to (1) cause a denial of service (temporary network outage) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing A characters and certain packets containing E characters; or (2) cause a denial of service (system crash) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing '\0' characters, related to the value of the status register and erroneous behavior associated with the RxMaxSize register. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2009-1389.

CVE Status:
Candidate

References:

XF
  http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/55647

SUSE
  http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-07/msg00006.html
  http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2010_23_kernel.html

ST
  1023419

SAID
  Secunia Advisory: SA38031
  Secunia Advisory: SA38610
  Secunia Advisory: SA39742
  Secunia Advisory: SA39830
  Secunia Advisory: SA40645

REDHAT
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0111.html
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0053.html
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0019.html
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0020.html
  http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0041.html

OVAL
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9439
  http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/getDef?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7443

MLIST
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/12/31/1
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/12/29/2
  http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/12/28/1
  http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=126202972828626&w=2

MISC
  http://events.ccc.de/congress/2009/Fahrplan/events/3596.en.html
  http://twitter.com/dakami/statuses/7104238406
  http://blog.c22.cc/2009/12/27/26c3-cat-procsysnetipv4fuckups/

FEDORA
  http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-February/035159.html

DEBIAN
  http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2053

CONFIRM
  http://marc.info/?t=126202986900002&r=1&w=2

BID
  37521


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