Intrusion Prevention

Linux.Kernel.ICMP.Packet.Handling.DoS

Description

This indicates an attack attempt against a Denial of Service vulnerability in the Linux 2.6 Kernel.
The vulnerability is caused by an error in the IP stack component which generates ICMP response messages. It allows remote attackers to cause a DoS condition by sending a crafted IP packet to the target.

Affected Products

Linux Kernel 2.6.13 to 2.6.15.2

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Upgrade the Linux Kernel to 2.6.15.3 or above.

CVE References

CVE-2006-0454