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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2006-2272

Original release date: 05/09/2006
Last revised: 03/07/2011


Linux SCTP (lksctp) before 2.6.17 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel panic) via incoming IP fragmented (1) COOKIE_ECHO and (2) HEARTBEAT SCTP control chunks.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
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


This vulnerability is addressed in the following product release: Linux, SCTP, 2.6.17

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External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11243
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2006:028
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1103
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-2554
External Source: MISC
Name: http://labs.musecurity.com/advisories/MU-200605-01.txt
Type: Advisory; Patch Information
External Source: BID
Name: 17910
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2006-161.htm
External Source: TRUSTIX
Name: 2006-0026
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/git/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=62b08083ec3dbfd7e533c8d230dd1d8191a6e813
Type: Patch Information
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-302-1
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDKSA-2006:086
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1097
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2006-1734
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2006:0493
External Source: XF
Name: linux-sctp-control-chunk-dos(26431)
External Source: FULLDISC
Name: 20060508 [MU-200605-01] Multiple vulnerabilities in Linux SCTP 2.6.16
Type: Patch Information

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11243
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
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cpe:/a:lksctp:stream_control_transmission_protocol:2.6.16 and previous versions

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