FreeBSD : FreeBSD -- Resource exhaustion in TCP reassembly (0cb9d5bb-600a-11e6-a6c3-14dae9d210b8)

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Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

There is a mistake with the introduction of VNET, which converted the
global limit on the number of segments that could belong to reassembly
queues into a per-VNET limit. Because mbufs are allocated from a
global pool, in the presence of a sufficient number of VNETs, the
total number of mbufs attached to reassembly queues can grow to the
total number of mbufs in the system, at which point all network
traffic would cease. Impact : An attacker who can establish concurrent
TCP connections across a sufficient number of VNETs and manipulate the
inbound packet streams such that the maximum number of mbufs are
enqueued on each reassembly queue can cause mbuf cluster exhaustion on
the target system, resulting in a Denial of Service condition.

As the default per-VNET limit on the number of segments that can
belong to reassembly queues is 1/16 of the total number of mbuf
clusters in the system, only systems that have 16 or more VNET
instances are vulnerable.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92891 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1417

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