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CVE-2008-2136

Published: 16 May 2008

Memory leak in the ipip6_rcv function in net/ipv6/sit.c in the Linux kernel 2.4 before 2.4.36.5 and 2.6 before 2.6.25.3 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via network traffic to a Simple Internet Transition (SIT) tunnel interface, related to the pskb_may_pull and kfree_skb functions, and management of an skb reference count.

From the Ubuntu security team

Paul Marks discovered that the SIT interfaces did not correctly manage allocated memory. A remote attacker could exploit this to fill all available memory, leading to a denial of service.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

feisty Does not exist

gutsy Does not exist

hardy
Released (2.6.24-19.36)
upstream
Released (2.6.26~rc2)
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper
Released (2.6.15-52.69)
feisty Does not exist

gutsy Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.26~rc2)
linux-source-2.6.20
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

feisty
Released (2.6.20-17.37)
gutsy Does not exist

hardy Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.26~rc2)
linux-source-2.6.22
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
dapper Does not exist

feisty Does not exist

gutsy
Released (2.6.22-15.56)
hardy Does not exist

upstream
Released (2.6.26~rc2)