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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5501

The tcp_sacktag_write_queue function in net/ipv4/tcp_input.c in Linux kernel 2.6.21 through 2.6.23.7, and 2.6.24-rc through 2.6.24-rc2, allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (crash) via crafted ACK responses that trigger a NULL pointer dereference.
Publish Date : 2007-11-15 Last Update Date : 2012-03-19
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.8
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 399

- Vendor Statements

Not vulnerable. This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1, 3, 4, or 5.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2007-5501 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20075501 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-5501

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 RC8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 RC9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Linux Linux Kernel 64

- References For CVE-2007-5501

http://secunia.com/advisories/27664
SECUNIA 27664
http://git.kernel.org/?p=linux/kernel/git/torvalds/linux-2.6.git;a=commit;h=96a2d41a3e495734b63bff4e5dd0112741b93b38 CONFIRM
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2008-03/msg00002.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2008:013
http://lwn.net/Articles/258947/
MLIST [linux-kernel] 20071116 Linux 2.6.23.8
http://secunia.com/advisories/27703
SECUNIA 27703
http://secunia.com/advisories/27888
SECUNIA 27888
http://secunia.com/advisories/27919
SECUNIA 27919
http://secunia.com/advisories/27922
SECUNIA 27922
http://secunia.com/advisories/28170
SECUNIA 28170
http://secunia.com/advisories/28706
SECUNIA 28706
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2007_63_kernel.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2007:063
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2008:044
MANDRIVA MDVSA-2008:044
http://www.kernel.org/pub/linux/kernel/v2.6/ChangeLog-2.6.23.8 CONFIRM
http://secunia.com/advisories/29245
SECUNIA 29245
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2007/3902
VUPEN ADV-2007-3902
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-574-1
UBUNTU USN-574-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-558-1
UBUNTU USN-558-1
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/38548
XF linux-kernel-tcpsacktagwritequeue-dos(38548)
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00032.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2007-3837
https://issues.rpath.com/browse/RPL-1965 CONFIRM
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00170.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2007-3751
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/26474
BID 26474 Linux Kernel TCP_Input.C Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2008-03-07
https://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-package-announce/2007-December/msg00302.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2007-759

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5501

There are not any metasploit modules related to this CVE entry (Please visit www.metasploit.com for more information)


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