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Secunia Security Advisory 44932

Secunia Security Advisory 44932
Posted Jun 13, 2011
Authored by Secunia | Site secunia.com

Secunia Security Advisory - Fedora has issued an update for kernel. This fixes a vulnerability, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of Service).

tags | advisory, denial of service, kernel
systems | linux, fedora
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Secunia Security Advisory 44932

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TITLE:
Fedora update for kernel

SECUNIA ADVISORY ID:
SA44932

VERIFY ADVISORY:
Secunia.com
http://secunia.com/advisories/44932/
Customer Area (Credentials Required)
https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=44932

RELEASE DATE:
2011-06-13

DISCUSS ADVISORY:
http://secunia.com/advisories/44932/#comments

AVAILABLE ON SITE AND IN CUSTOMER AREA:
* Last Update
* Popularity
* Comments
* Criticality Level
* Impact
* Where
* Solution Status
* Operating System / Software
* CVE Reference(s)

http://secunia.com/advisories/44932/

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https://ca.secunia.com/?page=viewadvisory&vuln_id=44932

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* AUTOMATED SCANNING

http://secunia.com/vulnerability_scanning/personal/
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DESCRIPTION:
Fedora has issued an update for kernel. This fixes a vulnerability,
which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a DoS (Denial of
Service).

The vulnerability is caused due to an integer underflow error in the
DCCP (Datagram Congestion Control Protocol) implementation when
handling invalid feature option lengths and can be exploited to crash
the system.

SOLUTION:
Apply updated packages via the yum utility ("yum update kernel").

PROVIDED AND/OR DISCOVERED BY:
Dan Rosenberg

ORIGINAL ADVISORY:
FEDORA-2011-7551:
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2011-June/061366.html

OTHER REFERENCES:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

DEEP LINKS:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED DESCRIPTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXTENDED SOLUTION:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

EXPLOIT:
Further details available in Customer Area:
http://secunia.com/vulnerability_intelligence/

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About:
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private users keeping their systems up to date against the latest
vulnerabilities.

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Please Note:
Secunia recommends that you verify all advisories you receive by
clicking the link.
Secunia NEVER sends attached files with advisories.
Secunia does not advise people to install third party patches, only
use those supplied by the vendor.

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