Linux Kernel up to infinite loop

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Linux Kernel up to (Operating System). This affects an unknown functionality. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a infinite loop vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-835. The program contains an iteration or loop with an exit condition that cannot be reached, i.e., an infinite loop. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was shared 06/19/2006 (Website). The advisory is shared at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2006-3085 since 06/19/2006. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to initiate the attack remotely. No form of authentication is needed for exploitation. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available. MITRE ATT&CK project uses the attack technique T1499 for this issue.

It is declared as proof-of-concept. The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 21333 (Linux SCTP Functionality Multiple Remote DoS), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Denial of Service. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 165140 (SUSE Security Update for kernel (SUSE-SA:2006:042)).

Upgrading to version eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (27384) and Tenable (21333). The entries 2198, 2224, 2326 and 2355 are related to this item.






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CPE 2.3info

CPE 2.2info


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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 6.7

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
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Class: Infinite loop
CWE: CWE-835 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: T1499

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Proof-of-Concept

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Nessus ID: 21333
Nessus Name: Linux SCTP Functionality Multiple Remote DoS
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OpenVAS ID: 65035
OpenVAS Name: SLES9: Security update for Linux kernel
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Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2006-3085 (🔍)
X-Force: 27384
SecurityTracker: 1016347 - Linux Kernel xt_sctp Endless Loop Lets Remote Users Deny Service
Vulnerability Center: 11997 - Linux Kernel Before DoS via an SCTP Chunk with Zero Length, Medium
SecurityFocus: 18550 - Linux Kernel XT_SCTP-netfilter Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 20703 - Linux Kernel Information Disclosure and Denial of Service, Moderately Critical
OSVDB: 26680 - Linux Kernel Netfilter xt_sctp 0 Chunk Length Infinite Loop DoS
Vupen: ADV-2006-2451

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Created: 03/12/2015 02:25 PM
Updated: 07/12/2021 02:42 PM
Changes: 03/12/2015 02:25 PM (68), 06/08/2017 11:46 PM (16), 07/12/2021 02:42 PM (2)
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