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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-2136

Original release date: 05/16/2008
Last revised: 03/19/2012


Memory leak in the ipip6_rcv function in net/ipv6/sit.c in the Linux kernel 2.4 before and 2.6 before allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via network traffic to a Simple Internet Transition (SIT) tunnel interface, related to the pskb_may_pull and kfree_skb functions, and management of an skb reference count.


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

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External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:167
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.4/ChangeLog-
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1716
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0973
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2008-1543
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0787
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6503
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0585
External Source: BID
Name: 29235
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0607
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-1588
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11038
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:174
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://wiki.rpath.com/wiki/Advisories:rPSA-2008-0169
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://support.avaya.com/elmodocs2/security/ASA-2008-362.htm
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2008:0612
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1020118
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:032
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-625-1
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:030
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2008-3949
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20080509 Re: When should kfree_skb be used?
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-ipip6rcv-dos(42451)

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11038
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6503
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.25 and previous versions
cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel: and previous versions
cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel: and previous versions

* Denotes Vulnerable Software
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Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)