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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-4565

Original release date: 12/21/2012
Last revised: 08/21/2013
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The tcp_illinois_info function in net/ipv4/tcp_illinois.c in the Linux kernel before 3.4.19, when the net.ipv4.tcp_congestion_control illinois setting is enabled, allows local users to cause a denial of service (divide-by-zero error and OOPS) by reading TCP stats.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.7 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows disruption of service

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External Source: BID
Name: 56346
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 51409
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1580
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1648-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1650-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/8f363b77ee4fbf7c3bbcf5ec2c5ca482d396d664
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1651-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1644-1
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2012-17479
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1647-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1646-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1645-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=8f363b77ee4fbf7c3bbcf5ec2c5ca482d396d664
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=871848
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1649-1
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20121031 Re: CVE Request -- kernel: net: divide by zero in tcp algorithm illinois
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1652-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.4.19

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