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Vulnerability Score 5.0 5.0
CVE Id CVE-2002-0046
Last Modified 05 Sep 2008 04:27:02
Published 31 Jan 2002 12:00:00
Confidentiality Impact PARTIAL PARTIAL
Integrity Impact NONE NONE
Availability Impact NONE NONE
Access Vector NETWORK
Access Complexity LOW
Authentication NONE



Linux kernel, and possibly other operating systems, allows remote attackers to read portions of memory via a series of fragmented ICMP packets that generate an ICMP TTL Exceeded response, which includes portions of the memory in the response packet.

Vulnerable Systems

Operating System

  • Linux Kernel


BUGTRAQ - 20020120 remote memory reading through tcp/icmp

XF - icmp-read-memory(7998)

REDHAT - RHSA-2002:007

OSVDB - 5394

Last Updated: 27 May 2016 10:36:45