RHSA-2003-145: kernel

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Synopsis :

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory RHSA-2003-145

Description :

The remote host is running a kernel which is vulnerable to a remote denial
of service.

The Linux kernel handles all the low-level functionality of the Operating
System. This version of the kernel is vulnerable to a flaw wherein a remote
attacker can forge source IP addresses in such a way as to create a very
long routing hash chain. An attacker, exploiting this flaw, would need
the ability to craft TCP/IP packets destined to (or through) the Linux kernel.
A successful attack would shut down the server.

See also :

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-145.html

Solution :

Get the newest RedHat updates.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12388 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0244