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Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 09:20:02 +0800
From: Eugene Teo <>
CC: "Steven M. Christey" <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: kernel: ipv6: skb is unexpectedly
 freed (remote DoS)

On 03/31/2010 03:38 AM, Steven M. Christey wrote:
> On Mon, 29 Mar 2010, Eugene Teo wrote:
>> Upstream commit:
> I'm not clear on the role of ipv6 here. The affected code is in
> ipv4/tcp_input.c and there's no mention of tcp_v6_conn_request() there.

To trigger this issue, the server actually needs to do something like:
if (setsockopt(sockfd, IPPROTO_IPV6, IPV6_RECVPKTINFO, &on, ...)) {
on the listening socket.

tcp_rcv_state_process() is in ipv4/tcp_input.c but was called in 

> I'm guessing this was fixed in Linux 2.6.20.


> Arguably this could have been given a 2007 ID, but the patch didn't
> clearly label the problem as a security issue, so I will treat Eugene's
> request as the first widely-public disclosure - thus a 2010 date.
> Use CVE-2010-1188

Thanks, Eugene
Eugene Teo / Red Hat Security Response Team

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