CVE Database

CVE-2014-2309

Impact: Important
Public: 2014-03-06
Bugzilla: 1074471: CVE-2014-2309 Kernel: net: IPv6: crash due to router advertisement flooding

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The ip6_route_add function in net/ipv6/route.c in the Linux kernel through 3.13.6 does not properly count the addition of routes, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (memory consumption) via a flood of ICMPv6 Router Advertisement packets.

Find out more about CVE-2014-2309 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue does not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 6.1
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector: Adjacent 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
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2014:0439 April 28, 2014

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