58102 : Linux Kernel AppleTalk-IP Datagram Memory Exhaustion Remote DoS
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Linux Kernel contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered due to a memory leak when processing specially crafted AppleTalk-IP datagram packets, and will result in loss of availability for the platform.


Location: Remote / Network Access
Impact: Loss of Availability
Solution: Patch / RCS, Third-Party Solution
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified


Currently, there are no known workarounds or upgrades to correct this issue. However, Mark Smith has released a patch to address this vulnerability.


Unknown or Incomplete



  • Mark Smith - lk-netdevlk-netdev.nosense.org -

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 7.1
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2009-09-16 | Disagree?

Access_vector_2 Access_complexity_1 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_0 Availability_impact_2


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