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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2008-4609

The TCP implementation in (1) Linux, (2) platforms based on BSD Unix, (3) Microsoft Windows, (4) Cisco products, and probably other operating systems allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (connection queue exhaustion) via multiple vectors that manipulate information in the TCP state table, as demonstrated by sockstress.
Publish Date : 2008-10-20 Last Update Date : 2013-10-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
7.1
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 Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID 16

- Vendor Statements

The attacks reported by Outpost24 AB target the design limitations of the TCP protocol. Due to upstreams decision not to release updates, Red Hat do not plan to release updates to resolve these issues however, the effects of these attacks can be reduced via the mitigation methods as written in http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/docs/DOC-18730.
Source: Redhat

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CRITICAL PATCH UPDATE JULY 2012 oval:org.mitre.oval:def:18890 unix
MS09-048: Vulnerabilities in Windows TCP/IP Could Allow Remote Code Execution (967723) oval:gov.nist.fdcc.patch:def:11588 windows
TCP/IP Zero Window Size Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:6340 windows
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.

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2008-4609

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


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