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Linux Route Cache / Netfilter Denial of Service

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:261

The route cache implementation in Linux 2.4 and the Netfilter IP conntrack module allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) via packets with forged source addresses that cause a large number of hash table collisions.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Red Hat Linux 9
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2003-0244
Product(s):
  • Netfilter