Linux kernel (OMAP4) vulnerability

2015-04-30T00:00:00
ID USN-2586-1
Type ubuntu
Reporter Ubuntu
Modified 2015-04-30T00:00:00

Description

It was discovered that the Linux kernel’s IPv6 networking stack has a flaw that allows using route advertisement (RA) messages to set the ‘hop_limit’ to values that are too low. An unprivileged attacker on a local network could exploit this flaw to cause a denial of service (IPv6 messages dropped).