CVE-2007-5501

HIGH

Description

The tcp_sacktag_write_queue function in net/ipv4/tcp_input.c in Linux kernel 2.6.21 through 2.6.23.7, and 2.6.24-rc through 2.6.24-rc2, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted ACK responses that trigger a NULL pointer dereference.

References

http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=96a2d41a3e495734b63bff4e5dd0112741b93b38

http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-03/msg00002.html

http://lwn.net/Articles/258947/

http://secunia.com/advisories/27664

http://secunia.com/advisories/27703

http://secunia.com/advisories/27888

http://secunia.com/advisories/27919

http://secunia.com/advisories/27922

http://secunia.com/advisories/28170

http://secunia.com/advisories/28706

http://secunia.com/advisories/29245

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.8

http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/testing/ChangeLog-2.6.24-rc3

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:044

http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_63_kernel.html

http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26474

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-558-1

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-574-1

http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3902

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38548

https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1965

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00032.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00170.html

https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00302.html

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2007-11-15

Updated: 2017-07-29

Type: CWE-399

Risk Information

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Impact Score: 6.9

Exploitability Score: 10

Severity: HIGH