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RE: Linux kernel IGMP vulnerabilities
From: "Wolfpaw - Dale Corse" <admin-lists () wolfpaw net>
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2004 21:10:02 -0700

Is there a patch to fix this (and the other current ones?)


-----Original Message-----
From: matthew-bugtraq () newtoncomputing co uk 
[mailto:matthew-bugtraq () newtoncomputing co uk] 
Sent: Wednesday, December 15, 2004 3:42 PM
To: Paul Starzetz
Cc: stephen joseph butler; security () isec pl; bugtraq () securityfocus com
Subject: Re: Linux kernel IGMP vulnerabilities

On Wed, Dec 15, 2004 at 01:34:33PM +0100, Paul Starzetz wrote:
On Tue, 14 Dec 2004, stephen joseph butler wrote:


if both exist and are non-empty you are vulnerable!

Just to be clear: if "mcfilter" is empty, then you aren't 
vulnerable? I have both files, and "igmp" contains data, but 
"mcfilter" is empty.

You are not vulnerable to the remote attack described under (3), 
your kernel may be still buggy. Note that you need a 
running process that 
has manipulated its multicast socket filters. If your 
kernel is buggy and 
you have local users such an application can always appear, 
at a time you 
don't expect it.

This afternoon I tried the exploit on my machine, which has 
exactly those symptoms (data in igmp, mcfilter empty). It 
froze solid, hard power-cycle required.


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