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CVE-2009-0778 Detail

Description

The icmp_send function in net/ipv4/icmp.c in the Linux kernel before 2.6.25, when configured as a router with a REJECT route, does not properly manage the Protocol Independent Destination Cache (aka DST) in some situations involving transmission of an ICMP Host Unreachable message, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (connectivity outage) by sending a large series of packets to many destination IP addresses within this REJECT route, related to an "rt_cache leak."

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  03/12/2009

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-0778
Original release date:
03/12/2009
Last revised:
09/28/2017
Source:
US-CERT/NIST

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score:
7.1 HIGH
Vector:
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore:
6.9
Exploitability Subscore:
8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector:
Network exploitable
Access Complexity:
Medium
Authentication:
Not required to exploit
Impact Type:
Allows disruption of service

Vendor Statements (disclaimer)

Official Statement from Red Hat (05/19/2009)

This issue did not affect the versions of Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-0326.html .

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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=7c0ecc4c4f8fd90988aab8a95297b9c0038b6160 External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=7c0ecc4c4f8fd90988aab8a95297b9c0038b6160
http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/03/11/2 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20090311 CVE-2009-0778 kernel: rt_cache leak
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.25 External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.25
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2009-0326.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2009:0326
http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/archive/1/507985/100/0/threaded External Source BUGTRAQ 20091120 VMSA-2009-0016 VMware vCenter and ESX update release and vMA patch release address multiple security issue in third party components
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/34084 External Source BID 34084
http://www.securitytracker.com/id?1021958 External Source SECTRACK 1021958
http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html External Source CONFIRM http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2009-0016.html
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2009/3316 External Source VUPEN ADV-2009-3316
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=485163 Exploit External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=485163
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/49199 External Source XF linux-kernel-rtcache-dos(49199)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10215 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10215
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7867 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7867

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10215
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10215
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7867
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7867

Technical Details

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