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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-3412

Original release date: 10/03/2012
Last revised: 08/17/2013


The sfc (aka Solarflare Solarstorm) driver in the Linux kernel before 3.2.30 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (DMA descriptor consumption and network-controller outage) via crafted TCP packets that trigger a small MSS value.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.8 HIGH
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

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External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1577-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=844714
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1572-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1575-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v3.x/ChangeLog-3.2.30
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1580-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1578-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1324
External Source: SUSE
Name: openSUSE-SU-2012:1330
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1430
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1567-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1323
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SU-2012:1679
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/commit/68cb695ccecf949d48949e72f8ce591fdaaa325c
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1579-1
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1568-1
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1401
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1375
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20120803 Remote DoS in Linux sfc driver through TCP MSS option (CVE-2012-3412)
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2012:1347

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