CVE-2008-4618

HIGH

Description

The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27 does not properly handle a protocol violation in which a parameter has an invalid length, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) via unspecified vectors, related to sctp_sf_violation_paramlen, sctp_sf_abort_violation, sctp_make_abort_violation, and incorrect data types in function calls.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/stable/linux-2.6.27.y.git;a=commit;h=ba0166708ef4da7eeb61dd92bbba4d5a749d6561

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00010.html

http://secunia.com/advisories/32918

http://secunia.com/advisories/32998

http://secunia.com/advisories/33586

http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1681

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.27

http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/10/06/1

http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0009.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31848

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-679-1

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2008-10-21

Updated: 2012-03-19

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH