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Re: [suse-security] Strange kernel message
  • From: Jan Hildebrandt <jan.hildebrandt@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon Mar 13 12:20:15 +0100 (CET) 2000
  • Message-id: <200003131120.MAA19490@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hello Jan,
> Jan Hildebrandt writes:
> > This is probably not directly security related and might be
> > off-topic - but today I discovered a strenge kernel message in
> > /var/log/messages of our central file server running SuSE Linux 6.2:
> >
> > Mar 10 12:01:23 xxx kernel: eth0: Something Wicked happened! 000a.
> I had the same effect with several ethernet cards with VIA VT3043
> Rhine chips. I think it is a driver problem.
> After this Kernel-Message there goes nothing over that interface.

Thanks for the info - uhm, we would have noticed if the NIC had been
down after that kernel message - it's our central server as I said ;-)
We have no problem with the network traffic itself - no packet loss
at all (thank goodness...).

So it seems to be a problem with the driver module, no security
issue - and as long as the server continues to serve our data I won't
have to worry.



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