CVE-2011-1093

2011-07-18T22:55:00
ID CVE-2011-1093
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2015-05-06T01:59:00

Description

The dccp_rcv_state_process function in net/dccp/input.c in the Datagram Congestion Control Protocol (DCCP) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.38 does not properly handle packets for a CLOSED endpoint, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and OOPS) by sending a DCCP-Close packet followed by a DCCP-Reset packet. Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/476.html 'CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference'