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Linux Kernel IPv6 Hop-By-Hop Header Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7474

The ipv6_hop_jumbo function in net/ipv6/exthdrs.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.22 does not properly validate the hop-by-hop IPv6 extended header which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and kernel panic) via a crafted IPv6 packet.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2007-4567
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