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504726: CVE-2009-1389 kernel: r8169: fix crash when large packets are received

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Buffer overflow in the RTL8169 NIC driver (drivers/net/r8169.c) in the Linux kernel before 2.6.30 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel memory corruption and crash) via a long packet.

Find out more about CVE-2009-1389 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

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
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.3 server) (kernel) RHSA-2009:1193 2009-08-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Extended Update Support 4.7 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1469 2009-09-30
Red Hat Enterprise Linux EUS (v. 5.2 server) (kernel) RHSA-2009:1457 2009-09-22
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1193 2009-08-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2009:1211 2009-08-13
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2009:1157 2009-07-14
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