Intrusion Prevention

Linux.Kernel.IPv6.over.IPv4.DoS

Description

This indicates an attempt to exploit a denial-of-service vulnerability in the Linux kernel.
The vulnerability is caused by a memory-leak error when the Linux kernel handles a crafted IPv6 over IPv4 packet. An attacker exploiting this vulnerability can consume all available memory, thus creating a system-wide denial-of-service condition.

Affected Products

The Linux kernel before 2.6.25.3.

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade to the latest version (2.6.25.3).

CVE References

CVE-2008-2136