|Check Point Reference:||CPAI-2014-1536|
|Date Published:||14 May 2014|
|Last Updated:||14 May 2014|
|Protection Provided by:||
|Who is Vulnerable?|| Linux Kernel Project Kernel 3.10.33 and prior |
Linux Kernel Project Kernel 3.12.13 and prior
Linux Kernel Project Kernel 3.13.6 and prior
|Vulnerability Description||A denial of service vulnerability exists in the Linux kernel. The vulnerability is due to the way it handles IPv6 router advertisement packets. A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability by sending maliciously crafted packets to a vulnerable system.|
This protection will detect and block attempts to exploit this vulnerability.
In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, Protection tab and select the version of your choice.
SmartView Tracker will log the following entries:
Attack Name: DHCP Protocol Enforcement Violation.
Attack Information: Linux Kernel IPv6 Router Advertisement Packets Processing Denial of Service