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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN250-1 : linux-source-2.6.12 vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
linux-source-2.6.12 vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- linux-doc-2.6.12
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-386
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-686
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-686-smp
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-amd64-generic
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-amd64-k8
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-amd64-k8-smp
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-amd64-xeon
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-iseries-smp
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-k7
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-k7-smp
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-powerpc
- linux-headers-2.6.1
[...]

Description :

Herbert Xu discovered a remote Denial of Service vulnerability in the
ICMP packet handler. In some situations a memory allocation was
released twice, which led to memory corruption. A remote attacker
could exploit this to crash the machine.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- linux-doc-2.6.12-2.6.12-10.28 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-2.6.12-10.28 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-386-2.6.12-10.28 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-686-2.6.12-10.28 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-686-smp-2.6.12-10.28 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-amd64-generic-2.6.12-10.28 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-amd64-k8-2.6.12-10.28 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-amd64-k8-smp-2.6.12-10.28 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- linux-headers-2.6.12-10-am
[...]


Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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