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2.4 routing table DOS flaw question
Here is a nadvisory

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-172.html

that describes a flaw in 2.4.x kernel routing hash table.

Do i need to patch my kernel and restart the box
(and loose my heavy uptime) even if iptables filters
all packets come in and are not related to a self
established connection?

In other words, if a router serves nothing and
incoming packets are blocked, the routing table
comes not in the game and i dont need to patch?

AND - is there a way using iptools (ip route) to
circumvent the problem?

Regards

Michael



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