Linux Kernel Netfilter *_conntrack_proto_sctp.c sctp_new Function Unknown Chunk Type Remote DoS
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25483
SynopsisIt is possible to crash the remote host by sending it a specially- crafted packet.
DescriptionThere is a flaw in the SCTP code included in Linux kernel versions before 188.8.131.52 that results in a kernel panic when an SCTP packet with an unknown chunk type is received. An attacker can leverage this flaw to crash the remote host with a single, possibly forged, packet.
SolutionUpgrade to Linux kernel version 184.108.40.206 or later.