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Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:17:21 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
CC: Florian Weimer <fw@...eb.enyo.de>,
        Mitre CVE assign department <cve-assign@...re.org>
Subject: Re: e1000e/82574L hardware erratum

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On 02/06/2013 03:00 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:
> 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.

Probably best if Mitre handles this.

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

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