Linux kernel vulnerability

2012-12-11T00:00:00
ID USN-1660-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2012-12-11T00:00:00

Description

Zhang Zuotao discovered a bug in the Linux kernel’s handling of overlapping fragments in ipv6. A remote attacker could exploit this flaw to bypass firewalls and initial new network connections that should have been blocked by the firewall.