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CVE-2009-4272 Detail

Description

A certain Red Hat patch for net/ipv4/route.c in the Linux kernel 2.6.18 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (deadlock) via crafted packets that force collisions in the IPv4 routing hash table, and trigger a routing "emergency" in which a hash chain is too long. NOTE: this is related to an issue in the Linux kernel before 2.6.31, when the kernel routing cache is disabled, involving an uninitialized pointer and a panic.

Source:  MITRE      Last Modified:  01/27/2010

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2009-4272
Original release date:
01/27/2010
Last revised:
09/18/2017
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 (01/28/2010)

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG. Shipped kernels do not include upstream commits c6153b5b and 1080d709 that introduced the problem. It was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 via https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0046.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=73e42897e8e5619eacb787d2ce69be12f47cfc21 External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=73e42897e8e5619eacb787d2ce69be12f47cfc21
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=b6280b47a7a42970d098a3059f4ebe7e55e90d8d External Source CONFIRM http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=b6280b47a7a42970d098a3059f4ebe7e55e90d8d
http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100073666 External Source CONFIRM http://support.avaya.com/css/P8/documents/100073666
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.31 External Source CONFIRM http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.31
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/01/20/1 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20100120 CVE-2009-4272 kernel: emergency route cache flushing leads to node deadlock
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2010/01/20/6 External Source MLIST [oss-security] 20100120 Re: CVE-2009-4272 kernel: emergency route cache flushing leads to node deadlock
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=545411 External Source CONFIRM https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=545411
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/55808 External Source XF linux-kernel-routing-dos(55808)
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A11167 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11167
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A7026 External Source OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7026
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0046.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2010:0046
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0095.html External Source REDHAT RHSA-2010:0095

References to Check Content

Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11167
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11167
Identifier:
oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7026
Check System:
http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5
Hyperlink:
http://oval.mitre.org/repository/data/DownloadDefinition?id=oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7026

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