[VIM] Clarification on affected Linux kernel versions - CVE-2006-4535

Steven M. Christey coley at mitre.org
Wed Sep 20 14:26:30 EDT 2006

See analysis.  The original CVE analyst inferred the affected kernel
versions from the Ubuntu advisory, but turns out this was incorrect.

- Steve

Name: CVE-2006-4535
Status: Candidate
URL: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2006-4535
Acknowledged: yes advisory
Announced: 20060918
Flaw: other
Reference: MISC:http://www.mail-archive.com/kernel-svn-changes@lists.alioth.debian.org/msg02314.html
Reference: MISC:https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=204460
Reference: UBUNTU:USN-347-1
Reference: URL:http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-347-1
Reference: BID:20087
Reference: URL:http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/20087

The Linux kernel and and 2.6.18-rc5 allows local
users to cause a denial of service (crash) via an SCTP socket with a
certain SO_LINGER value, possibly related to the patch for
CVE-2006-3745.  NOTE: other kernel versions for specific distributions
might also be affected.

ACCURACY: Marcel Holtmann of Red Hat notified CVE on 20060910 that the
only affected versions were,, and 2.6.18-rc5.
This is inconsistent with Ubuntu's patches for some kernel versions up
to 2.6.15, but it's possible that the original CVE-2006-3745 patch was
ported to older versions.

ACCURACY: Comments from the SVN changelog/diff reveal that this
problem was introduced with the patch for CVE-2006-3745:
"sctp-priv-elevation-2.dpatch [SECURITY] Fix local DoS resulting from
sctp-priv-elevation.dpatch / See CVE-2006-4535"

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