CVE-2008-4618

Published: 21 October 2008

The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.27 does not properly handle a protocol violation in which a parameter has an invalid length, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (panic) via unspecified vectors, related to sctp_sf_violation_paramlen, sctp_sf_abort_violation, sctp_make_abort_violation, and incorrect data types in function calls.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the SCTP stack did not correctly handle bad packet lengths. A remote user could exploit this by sending specially crafted SCTP traffic which would trigger a crash in the system, leading to a denial of service. This issue did not affect Ubuntu 8.10.

Priority

Low

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.27~rc9)
Patches:
Upstream: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=ba0166708ef4da7eeb61dd92bbba4d5a749d6561
linux-source-2.6.15
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.27~rc9)
linux-source-2.6.22
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2.6.27~rc9)