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Linux Kernel Memory Leak in SIT Code ipip6_rcv() Lets Remote Users Deny Service

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6503

Memory leak in the ipip6_rcv function in net/ipv6/sit.c in the Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.36.5 and 2.6 before 2.6.25.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via network traffic to a Simple Internet Transition (SIT) tunnel interface related to the pskb_may_pull and kfree_skb functions and management of an skb reference count.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 3.5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2008-2136
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