CVE Database


Impact: Important
Public: 2014-03-03
Bugzilla: 1070705: CVE-2014-0101 kernel: net: sctp: null pointer dereference when processing authenticated cookie_echo chunk


A flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel processed an authenticated COOKIE_ECHO chunk during the initialization of an SCTP connection. A remote attacker could use this flaw to crash the system by initiating a specially crafted SCTP handshake in order to trigger a NULL pointer dereference on the system.

Find out more about CVE-2014-0101 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Future kernel updates for Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 may address this issue.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 7.1
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Medium
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 AUS (v. 6.2 server) (kernel) RHSA-2014:0520 May 20, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.3) (kernel) RHSA-2014:0419 April 22, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server EUS (v. 6.4) (kernel) RHSA-2014:0432 April 24, 2014
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (kernel) RHSA-2014:0328 March 25, 2014

External References


Red Hat would like to thank Nokia Siemens Networks for reporting this issue.

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