GLSA 200404-10: iproute
Posted on: 04/09/2004 11:47 AM

An iproute update has been released for Gentoo Linux

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 200404-10
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http://security.gentoo.org
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Severity: Low
Title: iproute local Denial of Service vulnerability

Date: April 09, 2004
Bugs: #34294
ID: 200404-10

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Synopsis
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The iproute package allows local users to cause a denial of service.

Background
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iproute is a set of tools for managing linux network routing and advanced features.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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sys-apps/iproute <= 20010824-r4 >= 20010824-r5

Description
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It has been reported that iproute can accept spoofed messages on the kernel netlink interface from local users. This could lead to a local Denial of Service condition.

Impact
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Local users could cause a Denial of Service.

Workaround
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A workaround is not currently known for this issue. All users are advised to upgrade to the latest version of the affected package.

Resolution
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All iproute users should upgrade to version 20010824-r5 or later:

# emerge sync

# emerge -pv ">=sys-apps/iproute-20010824-r5";
# emerge ">=sys-apps/iproute-20010824-r5";

References
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[ 1 ] http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2003-0856

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at http://bugs.gentoo.org.


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