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The IPv6 flow label handling code (ip6_flowlabel.c) in Linux kernels 2.4 up to 2.4.32 and 2.6 before 2.6.14 modifies the wrong variable in certain circumstances which allows local users to corrupt kernel memory or cause a denial of service (crash) by triggering a free of non-allocated memory.

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The IPv6 flow label handling code (ip6_flowlabel.c) in Linux kernels 2.4 up to 2.4.32 and 2.6 before 2.6.14 modifies the wrong variable in certain circumstances which allows local users to corrupt kernel memory or cause a denial of service (crash) by triggering a free of non-allocated memory.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 3
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2005-3806
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