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The nl_fib_lookup function in net/ipv4/fib_frontend.c in Linux Kernel before 2.6.20.8 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via NETLINK_FIB_LOOKUP replies which trigger infinite recursion and a stack overflow.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11616

The nl_fib_lookup function in net/ipv4/fib_frontend.c in Linux Kernel before 2.6.20.8 allows attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via NETLINK_FIB_LOOKUP replies which trigger infinite recursion and a stack overflow.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2007-1861
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