Linux Kernel 1.3.0/2.0 ICMP Packet Long Packet denial of service

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Linux Kernel 1.3.0/2.0 (Operating System). Affected by this vulnerability is some unknown processing of the component ICMP Packet Handler. The manipulation as part of a Long Packet leads to a denial of service vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-404. The program does not release or incorrectly releases a resource before it is made available for re-use. As an impact it is known to affect availability. The summary by CVE is:

oversized icmp ping packets can result in a denial of service aka ping o death.

The issue has been introduced in 06/12/1995. The weakness was shared 12/18/1996. This vulnerability is known as CVE-1999-0128. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. Technical details are unknown but a public exploit is available. The price for an exploit might be around USD $0-$5k at the moment (estimation calculated on 06/23/2021). Due to its background and reception, this vulnerability has a historic impact.

It is declared as highly functional. The vulnerability was handled as a non-public zero-day exploit for at least 555 days. During that time the estimated underground price was around $5k-$25k. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 11903 (TCP/IP Ping of Death Remote DoS (jolt)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Denial of Service and running in the context remote.

Upgrading eliminates this vulnerability.Proper firewalling of ICMP is able to address this issue. The best possible mitigation is suggested to be upgrading to the latest version.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (95), Vulnerability Center (SBV-647) and Tenable (11903).


  • Linux Kernel
  • SCO OpenServer
  • Sun SunOS






  • open-source

CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.2

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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Access: Public
Status: Highly functional

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Nessus ID: 11903
Nessus Name: TCP/IP Ping of Death Remote DoS (jolt)
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Recommended: Upgrade
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06/12/1995 🔍
12/18/1996 +555 days 🔍
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01/06/2003 +2210 days 🔍
10/22/2003 +289 days 🔍
06/17/2014 +3891 days 🔍
06/23/2021 +2563 days 🔍



Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-1999-0128 (🔍)
X-Force: 95
Vulnerability Center: 647 - CVE Id, High

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Created: 06/17/2014 06:02 PM
Updated: 06/23/2021 02:51 AM
Changes: 06/17/2014 06:02 PM (70), 05/08/2019 12:33 AM (1), 06/23/2021 02:51 AM (3)
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