OpenServer 6.0.0 : TCP Remote ICMP Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities

2005.09.24
Risk: Medium
Local: No
Remote: Yes
CWE: N/A

-----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 ________________________________________________________________________ ______ SCO Security Advisory Subject: OpenServer 6.0.0 : TCP Remote ICMP Denial Of Service Vulnerabilities Advisory number: SCOSA-2005.38 Issue date: 2005 September 22 Cross reference: sr894918 fz530661 erg712928 CAN-2004-0790 CAN-2004-0791 CAN-2004-1060 ________________________________________________________________________ ______ 1. Problem Description The Internet Control Message Protocol is used to alert hosts on a network about certain situations, and the hosts then take automatic action to prevent network failures or to improve transport efficiency. The RFC recommends no security checking for in-bound ICMP messages, so long as a related connection exists, and may potentially allow several different Denials of Service. The following individual attacks are reported: A blind connection-reset attack is reported, which takes advantage of the specification that describes that on receiving a 'hard' ICMP error, the corresponding connection should be aborted. A remote attacker may terminate target TCP connections and deny service for legitimate users. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0790 to this issue. An ICMP Source Quench attack is reported, which exploits the specification that a host must react to ICMP Source Quench messages by slowing transmission on the associated connection. A remote attacker may effectively degrade performance for a legitimate connection. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0791 to this issue. A suitable forged ICMP PMTUD message may be used to reduce the MTU for a given connection in a similar manner. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1060 to this issue. 2. Vulnerable Supported Versions System Binaries ---------------------------------------------------------------------- OpenServer 6.0.0 inet driver 3. Solution The proper solution is to install the latest packages. 4. OpenServer 6.0.0 4.1 Location of Fixed Binaries ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/updates/OpenServer/SCOSA-2005.38 4.2 Verification MD5 (VOL.000.000) = 8b97daeeba0c5653d1e01d589109c250 md5 is available for download from ftp://ftp.sco.com/pub/security/tools 4.3 Installing Fixed Binaries Upgrade the affected binaries with the following sequence: 1) Download the VOL* files to a directory 2) Run the custom command, specify an install from media images, and specify the directory as the location of the images. 5. References Specific references for this advisory: http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0790 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0791 http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1060 SCO security resources: http://www.sco.com/support/security/index.html SCO security advisories via email http://www.sco.com/support/forums/security.html This security fix closes SCO incidents sr894918 fz530661 erg712928. 6. Disclaimer SCO is not responsible for the misuse of any of the information we provide on this website and/or through our security advisories. Our advisories are a service to our customers intended to promote secure installation and use of SCO products. 7. Acknowledgments The SCO Group would like to thank Fernando Gont for reporting these issues. ________________________________________________________________________ ______ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v1.4.2 (SCO/SYSV) iD8DBQFDMuH6aqoBO7ipriERAjZ/AJ9GJGsylMBOlEbT8qb4enKIoCQxfACghPMk rTKK50snfn12AXxAffKBVrU= =KMrf -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----


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