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Date: Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:16:33 +0200
From: Petr Matousek <>
Subject: CVE Request -- Linux kernel: sctp: duplicate cookie handling NULL
 pointer dereference

A flaw was found in the way Linux kernel's SCTP network protocol
implementation handled duplicate cookies. A transient empty association
is created while processing the duplicate cookie chunk that userspace
could query, potentially leading to NULL pointer dereference. A remote
attacker able to initiate SCTP connection to the system could use this
flaw to create transient conditions that could lead to remote system
crash if remote system user is querying SCTP connection info at the time
these conditions exist.

Upstream fix:
(already in stable)


Petr Matousek / Red Hat Security Response Team

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