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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5501

Original release date: 11/15/2007
Last revised: 03/19/2012
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

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.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 (HIGH) (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (11/20/2007)
Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.

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External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2008:013
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-3837
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-759
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SA:2007:063
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.8
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28170
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28706
Type: Advisory
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=96a2d41a3e495734b63bff4e5dd0112741b93b38
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27703
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27888
Type: Advisory
External Source: XF
Name: linux-kernel-tcpsacktagwritequeue-dos(38548)
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27922
Type: Advisory
External Source: MLIST
Name: [linux-kernel] 20071116 Linux 2.6.23.8
External Source: BID
Name: 26474
Type: Patch Information
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-3751
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 29245
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27664
Type: Advisory
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2007-3902
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:044
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-574-1
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 27919
Type: Advisory
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-558-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1965

Vulnerable software and versions

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* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.22
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.21
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.20
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.19
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.16
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.14
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.15
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.17
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.18
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.10
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.11
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.12
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.13
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc2
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc9
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc6
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc5
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc8
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc7
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc4
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc3
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24:rc1
* cpe:/o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24:rc2
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Technical Details

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  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)