CVE-2008-4618

Priority
Low
Description
The Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux
kernel before 2.6.27 does not properly handle a protocol violation in which
a parameter has an invalid length, which allows attackers to cause a denial
of service (panic) via unspecified vectors, related to
sctp_sf_violation_paramlen, sctp_sf_abort_violation,
sctp_make_abort_violation, and incorrect data types in function calls.
Ubuntu-Description
It was discovered that the SCTP stack did not correctly handle bad
packet lengths. A remote user could exploit this by sending specially
crafted SCTP traffic which would trigger a crash in the system, leading
to a denial of service. This issue did not affect Ubuntu 8.10.
References
Package
Upstream:needed
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron):DNE
Package
Upstream:needed
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron):DNE
Package
Source: linux (LP Ubuntu Debian)
Upstream:released (2.6.27)
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron):released (2.6.24-22.45)
Patches:
Upstream:http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commitdiff;h=ba0166708ef4da7eeb61dd92bbba4d5a749d6561
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Updated: 2012-06-01 15:19:09 UTC (commit 5347)