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Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:19:37 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: Re: CVE Request -- kernel: net: divide by zero in
 tcp algorithm illinois

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On 10/31/2012 08:31 AM, Petr Matousek wrote:
> 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,

Please use CVE-2012-4565 for this issue.

- -- 
Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
PGP: 0x5E267993 A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993

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