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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-0454

Original release date: 02/07/2006
Last revised: 03/19/2012


Linux kernel before down to 2.6.12, while constructing an ICMP response in icmp_send, does not properly handle when the ip_options_echo function in icmp.c fails, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via vectors such as (1) record-route and (2) timestamp IP options with the needaddr bit set and a truncated value.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 5.0 MEDIUM
Impact Subscore: 2.9
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

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (09/17/2006)
Not vulnerable. This vulnerability was introduced into the Linux kernel in version 2.6.12 and therefore does not affect users of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, or 4.

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2006-0006
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20060207 Re: Linux
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FLSA:157459-4
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MLIST
Name: [dailydave] 20060207 Fun with Linux (2.6.12 ->
Type: Patch Information
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-0464
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-250-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:006
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: XF
Name: kernel-icmp-ipoptionsecho-dos(24575)
External Source: BID
Name: 16532
Type: Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2006-102
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20060207 Linux
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:040

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.12:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.13:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.15
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:

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