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Sunday, February 08, 2004

Latest OpenBSD Patches

Okay, here's the dope on the latest patches:

015: SECURITY FIX: February 5, 2004
A reference counting bug exists in the shmat(2) system call
that could be used by an attacker to write to kernel memory
under certain circumstances. A source code patch exists which
remedies the problem.

016: SECURITY FIX: February 8, 2004
An IPv6 MTU handling problem exists that could be used by an
attacker to cause a denial of service attack against hosts
with reachable IPv6 TCP ports.


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