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_make_abort_violation, and incorrect data types in function calls.
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.
Updated: 2015-10-17 03:30:54 UTC (commit 10086)