Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : linux vulnerability (USN-1660-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63221
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionZhang Zuotao discovered a bug in the Linux kernel's handling of overlapping fragments in ipv6. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to bypass firewalls and initial new network connections that should have been blocked by the firewall.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.