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CVE-2008-3792 Detail

Current Description

net/sctp/socket.c in the Stream Control Transmission Protocol (sctp) implementation in the Linux kernel before 2.6.26.4 does not verify that the SCTP-AUTH extension is enabled before proceeding with SCTP-AUTH API functions, which allows attackers to cause a denial of service (NULL pointer dereference and panic) via vectors that result in calls to (1) sctp_setsockopt_auth_chunk, (2) sctp_setsockopt_hmac_ident, (3) sctp_setsockopt_auth_key, (4) sctp_setsockopt_active_key, (5) sctp_setsockopt_del_key, (6) sctp_getsockopt_maxburst, (7) sctp_getsockopt_active_key, (8) sctp_getsockopt_peer_auth_chunks, or (9) sctp_getsockopt_local_auth_chunks.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  09/03/2008
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Impact

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 7.1 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 6.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Medium
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): None
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (01/15/2009)

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and 5. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise MRG for RHEL-5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0857.html

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Hyperlink Resource
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=5e739d1752aca4e8f3e794d431503bfca3162df4
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-10/msg00010.html
http://lkml.org/lkml/2008/8/23/49
http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=121928747903176&w=2
http://securityreason.com/securityalert/4210 Exploit
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1636 Patch
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.26.4 Vendor Advisory
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/08/25/1
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/08/26/6
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/08/26/8
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2008/09/26/6
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2008-0857.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/496256/100/0/threaded
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/31121 Exploit Patch
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1020854
http://www.trapkit.de/advisories/TKADV2008-007.txt
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-659-1
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/45189

Technical Details

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Configuration 1
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cpe:2.3:o:linux:linux_kernel:2.6.26.3:*:*:*:*:*:*:*

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2008-3792
NVD Published Date:
09/03/2008
NVD Last Modified:
10/11/2018