Linux SCTP ECNE Chunk Handling Remote DoS

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

It is possible to crash the remote host by sending it an SCTP packet.

Description :

There is a flaw in the SCTP code included in Linux kernel versions
2.6.16.x that results in a kernel panic when an SCTP packet with an
unexpected ECNE chunk is received in a CLOSED state. An attacker can
leverage this flaw to crash the remote host with a single, possibly
forged, packet.

See also :

Solution :

Upgrade to Linux kernel version 2.6.17 or later.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.4
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Denial of Service

Nessus Plugin ID: 21560 (linux_sctp_unexpect_ecne_chunk_dos.nasl)

Bugtraq ID: 17910

CVE ID: CVE-2006-2271

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