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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:
Linux Kernel IPv6 Router Advertisement Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1029894
SecurityTracker URL:
CVE Reference:   CVE-2014-2309   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Mar 11 2014
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 3.x
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in the Linux Kernel. A remote user on the local network can cause denial of service conditions.

A remote user on the local network can send specially crafted IPv6 router advertisement packets to cause the target kernel to crash.

Systems built with IPv6 protocol support (CONFIG_IPv6) and configured with IPv6 temporary addresses enabled are affected.

Impact:   A remote user on the local network can cause the target system to crash.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a source code fix, available at:

Vendor URL: (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Resource error

Message History:   None.

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