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LIN4-21883 : Security Advisory - linux - CVE-2011-1478

Created: Oct 30, 2011    Updated: May 18, 2015
Resolved Date: Nov 15, 2011
Previous ID: LIN3-22321
Found In Version: 4.0
Fix Version: 4.2
Severity: Severe
Applicable for: Wind River Linux 4
Component/s: Kernel

Description

The napi_reuse_skb function in net/core/dev.c in the Generic Receive Offload (GRO) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.38 does not reset the values of certain structure members, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via a malformed VLAN frame.Per: http://cwe.mitre.org/data/definitions/476.html 'CWE-476: NULL Pointer Dereference'

http://web.nvd.nist.gov/view/vuln/detail?vulnId=CVE-2011-1478 

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