CVE-2011-2723

Published: 06 September 2011

The skb_gro_header_slow function in include/linux/netdevice.h in the Linux kernel before 2.6.39.4, when Generic Receive Offload (GRO) is enabled, resets certain fields in incorrect situations, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (system crash) via crafted network traffic.

From the Ubuntu security team

Herbert Xu discovered that certain fields were incorrectly handled when Generic Receive Offload

Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
linux
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc1)
Patches:
Introduced by 86911732d3996a9da07914b280621450111bb6da
Fixed by 17dd759c67f21e34f2156abcf415e1f60605a188
linux-ec2
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc1)
linux-fsl-imx51
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc1)
linux-lts-backport-maverick
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc1)
linux-lts-backport-natty
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc1)
linux-lts-backport-oneiric
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc1)
linux-mvl-dove
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc1)
linux-ti-omap4
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (3.1~rc1)