The remote host is missing updates announced in advisory GLSA 200407-12.
Users are encouraged to upgrade to the latest available sources for their system: # emerge sync # emerge -pv your-favorite-sources # emerge your-favorite-sources # # Follow usual procedure for compiling and installing a kernel. # # If you use genkernel, run genkernel as you would do normally. http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=GLSA%20200407-12 http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=55694
A flaw has been discovered in 2.6 series Linux kernels that allows an attacker to send a malformed TCP packet, causing the affected kernel to possibly enter an infinite loop and hang the vulnerable machine.