CVE-2011-1478

NameCVE-2011-1478
DescriptionThe napi_reuse_skb function in net/core/dev.c in the Generic Receive Offload (GRO) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.38 does not reset the values of certain structure members, which might allow remote attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference) via a malformed VLAN frame.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2240-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linux-2.6source(unstable)2.6.38-1medium
linux-2.6sourcelenny(not affected)
linux-2.6sourcesqueeze2.6.32-34squeeze1mediumDSA-2240-1

Notes

[lenny] - linux-2.6 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code not present)

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