Linux Kernel 2.4.2 up to 2.4.22 Socket Filter filter.c integer coercion

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A vulnerability was found in Linux Kernel (Operating System) and classified as problematic. Affected by this issue is some unknown functionality of the file filter.c of the component Socket Filter. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a denial of service vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-192. Impacted is availability.

The weakness was shared 07/25/2003 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2003-0643 since 08/01/2003. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack needs to be approached locally. No form of authentication is required for exploitation. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 15195 (Debian DSA-358-4 : linux-kernel-2.4.18 - several vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Debian Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (20869), Secunia (SA23265), Vulnerability Center (SBV-28894) and Tenable (15195). The entries 122, 20756, 20757 and 20758 are related to this item.





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VulDB Meta Base Score: 4.0
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Class: Denial of service
CWE: CWE-192
ATT&CK: Unknown

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 15195
Nessus Name: Debian DSA-358-4 : linux-kernel-2.4.18 - several vulnerabilities
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07/25/2003 🔍
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08/01/2003 +7 days 🔍
12/06/2006 +1223 days 🔍
12/30/2010 +1485 days 🔍
08/14/2014 +1323 days 🔍
02/14/2016 +549 days 🔍
03/12/2017 +392 days 🔍



Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2003-0643 (🔍)

Secunia: 23265 - XEROX WorkCentre Products Multiple Vulnerabilities, Moderately Critical
X-Force: 20869
Vulnerability Center: 28894 - Linux 2.4.3-pre3 to 2.4.22-pre10 Local Denial of Service Vulnerability, Medium

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Created: 08/14/2014 06:21 PM
Updated: 03/12/2017 05:19 PM
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