Linux SCTP Functionality Multiple Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

It is possible to crash the remote host by sending it a malformed SCTP

Description :

There is a flaw in the Linux kernel on the remote host that causes a
kernel panic when it receives an SCTP packet with a chunk data packet
of length 0. An attacker can leverage this flaw to crash the remote
host. Additionally, other types of crafted packets can cause a remote
denial of service in various SCTP related functions.

Note that successful exploitation of this issue requires that the
kernel support SCTP protocol connection tracking.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Linux kernel / or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.8
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Denial of Service

Nessus Plugin ID: 21333 (linux_sctp_chunk_header_dos.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 17806

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1527