CVE-2011-2942

2013-06-08T13:05:00
ID CVE-2011-2942
Type cve
Reporter cve@mitre.org
Modified 2013-06-10T04:00:00

Description

A certain Red Hat patch to the __br_deliver function in net/bridge/br_forward.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and system crash) or possibly have unspecified other impact by leveraging connectivity to a network interface that uses an Ethernet bridge device. Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/476.html

'CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference'