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Linux Kernel '/drivers/net/r8169.c' Out-of-IOMMU Error Local Denial of Service Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7377

The swiotlb functionality in the r8169 driver in drivers/net/r8169.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27.22 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (IOMMU space exhaustion and system crash) by using jumbo frames for a large amount of network traffic as demonstrated by a flood ping.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-3613
Product(s):