Linux Kernel contains a flaw that may allow a local denial of service. The issue is triggered when a user program passes a malformed TCP_MAXSEG value to tcp_select_initial_window, causing a divide-by-zero, resulting in loss of availability for the system.
Local Access Required
Denial of Service,
Loss of Availability
Upgrade to version 2.6.37-rc2 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.