GLSA-200404-10 : iproute local Denial of Service vulnerability

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200404-10
(iproute local Denial of Service vulnerability)

It has been reported that iproute can accept spoofed messages on the kernel
netlink interface from local users. This could lead to a local Denial of
Service condition.

Impact :

Local users could cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround :

A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised
to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

See also :

http://www.gentoo.org/security/en/glsa/glsa-200404-10.xml

Solution :

All iproute users should upgrade to version 20010824-r5 or later:
# emerge sync
# emerge -pv '>=sys-apps/iproute-20010824-r5'

# emerge '>=sys-apps/iproute-20010824-r5'


Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14475 (gentoo_GLSA-200404-10.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0856