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CVE-2014-2309

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

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 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

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

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 2014-04-28

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 kernel Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Not affected

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