IPv6 Type 0 routing header denial of service

ipv6-type0-dos (33851) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk

Description:

The IPv6 protocol could allow a remote attacker to cause a denial of service. By sending an IPv6 packet containing a specially-crafted Type 0 routing header, a remote attacker could create network amplification between two devices, resulting in a denial of service.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Remote
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: Not Required
  Confidentiality Impact: None
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: Complete
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Denial of Service

Remedy:

Upgrade to the latest version of Linux kernel (2.6.20.9 or 2.6.21 or later), available from the Linux Kernel Archives Web site. See References.

For OpenBSD 3.9:
Refer to OpenBSD 3.9 errata for patch information. See References.

For OpenBSD 4.0:
Refer to OpenBSD 4.0 errata for patch information. See References.

For Red Hat Linux (kernel):
Refer to RHSA-2007:0347 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mac OS X:
Refer to Mac OS X 10.4.10 Security Update for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Mandriva Linux (kernel):
Refer to MDKSA-2007:171 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For Ubuntu Linux (linux-source):
Refer to USN-508-1 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For SUSE Linux (kernel):
Refer to SUSE-SA:2007:051 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For NetBSD:
Refer to NetBSD-SA2007-005 for patch, upgrade, or suggested workaround information. See References.

For other distributions:
Contact your vendor for patch or upgrade information.

References:

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
  • Canonical Ubuntu 6.10
  • IETF IPv6
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 3.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
  • MandrakeSoft Mandrake Multi Network Firewall 2.0
  • NetBSD NetBSD 2.0
  • NetBSD NetBSD 2.0.1
  • NetBSD NetBSD 2.0.2
  • NetBSD NetBSD 2.0.3
  • NetBSD NetBSD 2.0.4
  • NetBSD NetBSD 2.1
  • NetBSD NetBSD 3.0
  • NetBSD NetBSD 3.0.1
  • NetBSD NetBSD 3.0.2
  • NetBSD NetBSD 3.1
  • NetBSD NetBSD 4.0 beta2
  • Novell SLE SDK 10
  • Novell SLE SDK 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 SP1
  • Novell SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • OpenBSD OpenBSD 3.9
  • OpenBSD OpenBSD 4.0
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client Workstation
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5 Client
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux 5
  • RedHat Enterprise Linux Desktop 5.0
  • SUSE SuSE Linux 10.1

Reported:

Apr 23, 2007

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