Nokia GGSN IP packet denial of service

nokia-ggsn-ip-dos (12221) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

Nokia's GGSN (Gateway GPRS Support Node) is vulnerable to a denial of service. By sending a malformed IP packet with a TCP option of 0xFF using a cellular phone to the vulnerable network, a remote attacker can cause a kernel panic, which would cause the GGSN to crash. The GGSN would restart automatically.


Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of GGSN (release 2 or later), available from the Nokia Web site. See References.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Nokia GGSN Release 1

Reported:

Jun 09, 2003

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