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Re: e1000e/82574L hardware erratum
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried () redhat com>
Date: Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:17:21 -0700

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On 02/06/2013 03:00 PM, Florian Weimer wrote:
It's been reported that some Intel 82574L network controllers can
be brought into a non-processing state by receiving certain
Ethernet frames:

<http://blog.krisk.org/2013/02/packets-of-death.html>

The packet is not malformed at the lower layers and will travel
over the Internet.

I have not tried to reproduced this.  Disabling hardware
offloading features might constitue a workaround.

Reportedly, this can be fixed by appropriate EEPROM settings, so a 
driver-based workaround seems feasible/necessary.

Probably best if Mitre handles this.

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Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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