Vulnerability CVE-2008-4609


Published: 2008-10-20   Modified: 2012-02-13

Description:
The TCP implementation in (1) Linux, (2) platforms based on BSD Unix, (3) Microsoft Windows, (4) Cisco products, and probably other operating systems allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (connection queue exhaustion) via multiple vectors that manipulate information in the TCP state table, as demonstrated by sockstress.

Type:

CWE-noinfo

CVSS2 => (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

CVSS Base Score
Impact Subscore
Exploitability Subscore
7.1/10
6.9/10
8.6/10
Exploit range
Attack complexity
Authentication
Remote
Medium
No required
Confidentiality impact
Integrity impact
Availability impact
None
None
Complete
Affected software
Trustedbsd -> Trustedbsd 
Openbsd -> Openbsd 
Netbsd -> Netbsd 
Netbsd -> Netbsd current 
Midnightbsd -> Midnightbsd 
Microsoft -> Windows me 
Microsoft -> Windows mobile 
Microsoft -> Windows nt 
Microsoft -> Windows server 2008 
Microsoft -> Windows vista 
Microsoft -> Windows xp 
Microsoft -> Windows 2000 
Microsoft -> Windows 2003 server 
Microsoft -> Windows 286 
Microsoft -> Windows 386 
Microsoft -> Windows 95 
Microsoft -> Windows 98 
Microsoft -> Windows 98se 
Microsoft -> Windows 9x 
Microsoft -> Windows ce 
Linux -> Linux kernel 
Freebsd -> Freebsd 
Dragonflybsd -> Dragonflybsd 
Cisco -> IOS 
BSDI -> Bsd os 
BSD -> BSD 

 References:
http://blog.robertlee.name/2008/10/conjecture-speculation.html
http://lists.immunitysec.com/pipermail/dailydave/2008-October/005360.html
http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=125856010926699&w=2
http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com.au/articles/27154-TCP-is-fundamentally-borked
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_advisory09186a0080af511d.shtml
http://www.cisco.com/en/US/products/products_security_response09186a0080a15120.html
http://www.cpni.gov.uk/Docs/tn-03-09-security-assessment-TCP.pdf
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2013:150
http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/topics/security/cpujul2012-392727.html
http://www.outpost24.com/news/news-2008-10-02.html
http://www.us-cert.gov/cas/techalerts/TA09-251A.html
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/security-updates/securitybulletins/2009/ms09-048
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A6340
https://www.cert.fi/haavoittuvuudet/2008/tcp-vulnerabilities.html

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