From: xyberpix (xyberpix_at_xyberpix.com)
To: hilton de meillon <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Thu, 30 Dec 2004 17:59:04 +0000
I have to ask, what kernel are you running, and what version of Slack?
On Thu, 2004-12-30 at 12:08 +1000, hilton de meillon wrote:
> Hi All,
> Can anyone tell me why not many distros have an update for the CAN-2004-1137
> (among other kernel vulnerabilities) yet ?.
> Ubuntu, Redhat, SuSe have updated kernels but pretty much all the rest do
> not have an updated kernel for this issue.
> Secondly would 'iptables -A INPUT -p IGMP -j REJECT' protect my machine from
> remote attacks ?.
> I tried this rule and then ran the proof of concept exploit from
> http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/11917/solution/ and it still crashed my
> (slackware) machine. I am assuming that it connects over a unix socket or
> exploits one of the non-networked vulnerabilities as according to secfocus
> there are three actual vulnerabilities contained in this vulnerability.
> Lastly I would have to say that this is a bit of a shocker for the linux
> community, this vulnerability could be used with devastating effect, I am a
> bit disappointed with linux in this regard.
> Any comments appreciated.
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