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Date: Mon, 4 Oct 2010 09:21:55 -0400
From: Dan Rosenberg <>
Cc: Eugene Teo <>
Subject: CVE request: kernel: SCTP memory corruption in HMAC handling


When parsing a peer's supported HMAC authentication options in the
sctp_auth_asoc_get_hmac() function, a malicious peer can craft their
HMAC array in such a way as to cause memory corruption (out-of-bounds
read followed by use of retrieved out-of-bounds data), which at the
very least could cause a denial of service via kernel panic, and
possibly worse.  It appears this could be triggered remotely when
connecting to a malicious peer, or locally by a user acting as both
endpoints.  In both cases, the "auth_enable" sysctl must be set in
order to trigger the bug.


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