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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2005-3858

Original release date: 11/27/2005
Last revised: 08/21/2010
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

Memory leak in the ip6_input_finish function in ip6_input.c in Linux kernel 2.6.12 and earlier might allow attackers to cause a denial of service via malformed IPv6 packets with unspecified parameter problems, which prevents the SKB from being freed.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19038
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1018
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19374
External Source: BID
Name: 16043
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0140
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:012
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18562
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20050829 Re: Linux 2.6.12.6
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-231-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18203
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 18510
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9396
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 19369
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20050826 [PATCH 7/7] [IPV6]: Fix SKB leak in ip6_input_finish()
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0101
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1017

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9396
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

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