CVE-2015-8767

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2015-01-11
CWE:
CWE-367
Bugzilla:
1297389: CVE-2015-8767 kernel: SCTP denial of service during timeout
A race condition flaw was found in the way the Linux kernel's SCTP implementation handled sctp_accept() during the processing of heartbeat timeout events. A remote attacker could use this flaw to prevent further connections to be accepted by the SCTP server running on the system, resulting in a denial of service.

Find out more about CVE-2015-8767 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, 7 and MRG-2 and may be addressed in future updates.

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Moderate 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 7.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
MRG Grid for RHEL 6 Server v.2 (kernel-rt) RHSA-2016:1341 2016-06-27
Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time for NFV (v. 7) (kernel-rt) RHSA-2016:1301 2016-06-23
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (kernel) RHSA-2016:0715 2016-05-04
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (kernel) RHSA-2016:1277 2016-06-23

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 2 realtime-kernel Affected
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 kernel Will not fix

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