The cipso_v4_validate function in net/ipv4/cipso_ipv4.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4.8 allows local users to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact via an IPOPT_CIPSO IP_OPTIONS setsockopt system call.
Publish Date : 2013-02-21 Last Update Date : 2013-02-22
(There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
(There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
(There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
(The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
(The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Denial Of ServiceOverflow
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