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Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 18:07:38 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request - kernel: ip6_dst_lookup_tail() NULL
 pointer dereference

----- "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.
> Also fix the completely wrong and confusing indentation here while
> we're 
> at it.
> References:
> Upstream patch:

Please use CVE-2010-0437 for this.



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