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Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 23:00:48 +0100
From: Florian Weimer <fw@...eb.enyo.de>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
Subject: e1000e/82574L hardware erratum

It's been reported that some Intel 82574L network controllers can be
brought into a non-processing state by receiving certain Ethernet
frames:

<http://blog.krisk.org/2013/02/packets-of-death.html>

The packet is not malformed at the lower layers and will travel over
the Internet.

I have not tried to reproduced this.  Disabling hardware offloading
features might constitue a workaround.

Reportedly, this can be fixed by appropriate EEPROM settings, so a
driver-based workaround seems feasible/necessary.

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