Intrusion Prevention

FreeBSD.SCTP.ICMPv6.DoS

Description

This indicates an attempt to exploit a Denial of Service vulnerability in FreeBSD kernel SCTP ICMPv6 stack.
The vulnerability is due to a validation error when the vulnerable software handles a maliciously crafted packet. A remote attacker may be able to exploit this to cause a denial of service condition on the affected system.

Affected Products

FreeBSD Project FreeBSD prior to releng/10.1/r293894
FreeBSD Project FreeBSD prior to releng/10.2/r293893
FreeBSD Project FreeBSD prior to releng/9.3/r293896
FreeBSD Project FreeBSD prior to stable/10/r293897
FreeBSD Project FreeBSD prior to stable/9/r293898

Impact

Denial of Service: Remote attackers can crash vulnerable systems.

Recommended Actions

Apply the most recent upgrade or patch from the vendor
https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-16:01.sctp.asc

CVE References

CVE-2016-1879