|Bugzilla:||550907: CVE-2009-4537 kernel: r8169 issue reported at 26c3|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
drivers/net/r8169.c in the r8169 driver in the Linux kernel 22.214.171.124 and earlier does not properly check the size of an Ethernet frame that exceeds the MTU, which allows remote attackers to (1) cause a denial of service (temporary network outage) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing A characters and certain packets containing E characters; or (2) cause a denial of service (system crash) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing '\0' characters, related to the value of the status register and erroneous behavior associated with the RxMaxSize register. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2009-1389.
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Red Hat security errata
|MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt)||RHSA-2010:0041||January 21, 2010|
|RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-5 (rhev-hypervisor)||RHSA-2010:0095||February 09, 2010|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES EUS (v. 4.7) (kernel)||RHSA-2010:0111||February 16, 2010|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2 server) (kernel)||RHSA-2010:0079||February 02, 2010|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.3 server) (kernel)||RHSA-2010:0053||January 20, 2010|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (kernel)||RHSA-2010:0020||January 08, 2010|
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (kernel)||RHSA-2010:0019||January 07, 2010|
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