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569237: CVE-2010-1086 kernel: dvb-core: DoS bug in ULE decapsulation code

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The ULE decapsulation functionality in drivers/media/dvb/dvb-core/dvb_net.c in dvb-core in Linux kernel 2.6.33 and earlier allows attackers to cause a denial of service (infinite loop) via a crafted MPEG2-TS frame, related to an invalid Payload Pointer ULE.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1086 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:

This issue did not affect the version of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 as it did not include support for ULE (Unidirectional Lightweight Encapsulation). We have included a fix for this issue in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 and 5 however the affected module is not build by default. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG via

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 7.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector 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 5 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0398 2010-05-06
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0631 2010-08-17
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0394 2010-05-05


Red Hat would like to thank Ang Way Chuang for reporting this issue.
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