Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 15:31:20 +0100 From: Petr Matousek <pmatouse@...hat.com> To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com Subject: CVE Request -- kernel: net: divide by zero in tcp algorithm illinois Description of the problem: Reading TCP stats when using TCP Illinois congestion control algorithm can cause a divide by zero kernel oops. An unprivileged local user could use this flaw to crash the system. Proposed upstream patch: http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.network/247871 Acknowledgements: This issue was discovered by Rodrigo Freire of Red Hat. References: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=871848 http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.linux.network/247871 Thanks, -- Petr Matousek / Red Hat Security Response Team
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