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CVE-2007-5501 Detail

Current Description

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.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  11/15/2007      View Analysis Description

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2007-5501
Original release date:
11/15/2007
Last revised:
07/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.8 HIGH
Vector:
(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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Hyperlink Resource Type Source Name
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=96a2d41a3e495734b63bff4e5dd0112741b93b38 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=96a2d41a3e495734b63bff4e5dd0112741b93b38
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-03/msg00002.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:013
http://lwn.net/Articles/258947/ External Source MLIST [linux-kernel] 20071116 Linux 2.6.23.8
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.8 Vendor Advisory External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.8
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:044 Vendor Advisory External Source MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:044
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_63_kernel.html External Source SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:063
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26474 Patch External Source BID 26474
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-558-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-558-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-574-1 External Source UBUNTU USN-574-1
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3902 Vendor Advisory External Source VUPEN ADV-2007-3902
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/38548 External Source XF linux-kernel-tcpsacktagwritequeue-dos(38548)
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1965 External Source CONFIRM https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1965
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00032.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-3837
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00170.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-3751
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00302.html External Source FEDORA FEDORA-2007-759

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Resource Management Errors (CWE-399)

Vulnerable software and versions Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1
OR
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cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc5:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc6:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21:rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.21.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc5:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc6:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22:rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.8:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.9:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.10:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.11:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.12:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.13:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.14:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.15:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.16:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.17:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.18:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.19:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.20:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.21:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.22.22:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc3:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc4:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc5:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc6:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc7:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc8:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23:rc9:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.1:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.2:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.4:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.5:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.6:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.23.7:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24:rc1:*:*:*:*:*:*
cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.24:rc2:*:*:*:*:*:*

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