Red Hat 2003-145 Security Check

High Log Correlation Engine Plugin ID 801578

Synopsis

The remote host is missing a security update.

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.

Solution

Update the affected package(s).

See Also

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

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 801578

File Name: 801578.prm

Family: Generic

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0244