Public Date:
160117: CVE-2005-4886 Fix ipv6 exthdr bug causing Oops

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The selinux_parse_skb_ipv6 function in security/selinux/hooks.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.12-rc4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (OOPS) via vectors associated with an incorrect call to the ipv6_skip_exthdr function.

Find out more about CVE-2005-4886 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 7.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel) RHSA-2005:514 2005-10-05