Originally Published: Tuesday, 14 December 1999 Author: Quentin Cregan
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Printable]

2.0.38 and beyond - ping trouble

For those of you that haven't been keeping up on BugTraq, there is a massive problem in the 2.0.x series of kernels, whereby a simply ping command can hard reboot the system. A quick hack is to disable ping to everyone but root, (chmod 700 ping), but not always viable. A Patch has been made available to combat the problem.