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Date: Thu, 04 Mar 2010 10:54:12 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request - kernel: ip6_dst_lookup_tail() NULL
 pointer dereference

On 02/11/2010 01:08 PM, Eugene Teo wrote:
> ipv6: Fix OOPS in ip6_dst_lookup_tail().
> This fixes kernel bugzilla 11469: "TUN with 1024 neighbours:
> ip6_dst_lookup_tail NULL crash"
> dst->neighbour is not necessarily hooked up at this point in the
> processing path, so blindly dereferencing it is the wrong thing to do.
> This NULL check exists in other similar paths and this case was just an
> oversight.

Steve, can you please assign a CVE name for this?

Thanks, Eugene
Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team

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