CVE Database

CVE-2010-5107

Impact: Low
Public: 2013-02-06
CWE: CWE-400
Bugzilla: 908707: CVE-2010-5107 openssh: Prevent connection slot exhaustion attacks

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The default configuration of OpenSSH through 6.1 enforces a fixed time limit between establishing a TCP connection and completing a login, which makes it easier for remote attackers to cause a denial of service (connection-slot exhaustion) by periodically making many new TCP connections.

Find out more about CVE-2010-5107 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 5.0
Base Metrics: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
RHEV Hypervisor for RHEL-6 (rhev-hypervisor6) RHSA-2013:1527 November 21, 2013
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (openssh) RHSA-2013:1591 November 20, 2013

External References

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