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iproute local Denial of Service vulnerability


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200404-10 /
Release Date April 09, 2004
Latest Revision April 09, 2004: 01
Impact low
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
sys-apps/iproute <= 20010824-r4 >= 20010824-r5 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #34294


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

2.  Impact Information


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


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.


Local users could cause a Denial of Service.

3.  Resolution Information


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


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

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

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

4.  References


Page updated April 09, 2004

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