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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2009-4537

drivers/net/r8169.c in the r8169 driver in the Linux kernel 2.6.32.3 and earlier does not properly check the size of an Ethernet frame that exceeds the MTU, which allows remote attackers to (1) cause a denial of service (temporary network outage) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing A characters and certain packets containing E characters; or (2) cause a denial of service (system crash) via a packet with a crafted size, in conjunction with certain packets containing '\0' characters, related to the value of the status register and erroneous behavior associated with the RxMaxSize register. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incorrect fix for CVE-2009-1389.
Publish Date : 2010-01-12 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 20

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important
7.1
AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C 2009-12-28 2009-12-28
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2009-4537 oval:org.opensuse.security:def:20094537 unix
drivers/net/r8169.c in the r8169 driver in the Linux kernel 2.6.32.3 and earlier does not properly check the size of an ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:9439 unix
DSA-2053-1 linux-2.6 -- privilege escalation/denial of service/information leak oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13587 unix
ELSA-2010:0019: kernel security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22036 unix
Linux Kernel RTL8169 NIC 'RxMaxSize' Frame Size Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:7443 unix
RHSA-2010:0019: kernel security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100019 unix
RHSA-2010:0019: kernel security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22178 unix
RHSA-2010:0020: kernel security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20100020 unix
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- Products Affected By CVE-2009-4537

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Intel E1000 5.2.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Intel E1000 5.2.30.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Intel E1000 5.2.52 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Intel E1000 5.3.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Intel E1000 5.4.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Intel E1000 5.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Intel E1000 5.6.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Intel E1000 5.6.10.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Intel E1000 5.7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Intel E1000 6.0.54 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Intel E1000 6.0.60 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Intel E1000 6.1.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Intel E1000 6.2.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Intel E1000 6.3.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Intel E1000 7.0.33 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Intel E1000 7.0.41 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Intel E1000 7.1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Intel E1000 7.2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Intel E1000 7.2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Intel E1000 7.3.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Intel E1000 7.3.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Intel E1000 7.4.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Intel E1000 7.4.35 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Linux Kernel 2.6.24.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Linux Kernel 2.6.25.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.2.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.4.36.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
40 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
41 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
42 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.18 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
43 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
44 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
45 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
46 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.19.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
47 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
48 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
49 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
50 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
51 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
52 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.20.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
53 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
54 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
55 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.21.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
56 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 Rc7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
57 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 Rc1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
58 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
59 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
60 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
61 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
62 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
63 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
64 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
65 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
66 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
67 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
68 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
69 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
70 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
71 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.19 Version Details Vulnerabilities
72 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.20 Version Details Vulnerabilities
73 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.21 Version Details Vulnerabilities
74 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.22.22 Version Details Vulnerabilities
75 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Version Details Vulnerabilities
76 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23 Rc1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
77 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
78 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
79 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
80 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
81 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
82 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
83 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.15 Version Details Vulnerabilities
84 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
85 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.23.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
86 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Rc1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
87 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Version Details Vulnerabilities
88 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Rc4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
89 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24 Rc5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
90 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
91 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
92 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
93 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
94 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
95 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.24.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
96 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
97 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25 Version Details Vulnerabilities
98 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
99 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.1 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
100 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.2 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
101 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
102 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.3 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
103 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
104 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.4 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
105 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
106 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
107 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.5 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
108 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
109 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.6 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
110 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.7 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
111 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
112 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
113 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.8 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
114 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.9 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
115 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
116 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.10 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
117 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
118 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.11 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
119 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
120 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.12 X86 64 Version Details Vulnerabilities
121 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
122 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.13 Version Details Vulnerabilities
123 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
124 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
125 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.25.17 Version Details Vulnerabilities
126 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26 Version Details Vulnerabilities
127 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
128 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
129 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
130 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
131 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.26.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
132 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.27 Version Details Vulnerabilities
133 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.28 Version Details Vulnerabilities
134 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.29 Rc8-kk Version Details Vulnerabilities
135 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.29 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
136 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.29 Version Details Vulnerabilities
137 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.29 Git1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
138 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.29 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
139 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.29 Rc2 Git7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
140 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.29.rc1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
141 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.29.rc2-git1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
142 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.29.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
143 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.30 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
144 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.30 RC2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
145 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.30 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
146 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.30 Rc7-git6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
147 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.32 RC3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
148 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.32 RC1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
149 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.32 Git-6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
150 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.32 RC7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
151 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.32 Version Details Vulnerabilities
152 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.32 RC8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
153 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.32 RC6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
154 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.32 RC4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
155 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.32 RC5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
156 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.32.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
157 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.32.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
158 OS Linux Linux Kernel 2.6.32.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Intel E1000 23
Linux Kernel 2
Linux Linux Kernel 133

- References For CVE-2009-4537

http://blog.c22.cc/2009/12/27/26c3-cat-procsysnetipv4fuckups/
http://lists.fedoraproject.org/pipermail/package-announce/2010-February/035159.html
FEDORA FEDORA-2010-1787
http://events.ccc.de/congress/2009/Fahrplan/events/3596.en.html
http://marc.info/?t=126202986900002&r=1&w=2 CONFIRM
http://marc.info/?l=linux-netdev&m=126202972828626&w=2
MLIST [linux-netdev] 20091228 [PATCH RFC] r8169: straighten out overlength frame detection
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2010-07/msg00006.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2010:031
http://secunia.com/advisories/38031
SECUNIA 38031
http://secunia.com/advisories/38610
SECUNIA 38610
http://secunia.com/advisories/39742
SECUNIA 39742
http://www.novell.com/linux/security/advisories/2010_23_kernel.html
SUSE SUSE-SA:2010:023
http://www.debian.org/security/2010/dsa-2053
DEBIAN DSA-2053
http://twitter.com/dakami/statuses/7104238406
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/12/31/1
MLIST [oss-security] 20091231 Re: CVE requests - kernel security regressions for CVE-2009-1385/and -1389
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/12/29/2
MLIST [oss-security] 20091229 Re: CVE requests - kernel security regressions for CVE-2009-1385/and -1389
http://secunia.com/advisories/40645
SECUNIA 40645
http://securitytracker.com/id?1023419
SECTRACK 1023419
http://secunia.com/advisories/39830
SECUNIA 39830
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2009/12/28/1
MLIST [oss-security] 20091228 CVE requests - kernel security regressions for CVE-2009-1385/and -1389
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0041.html
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0041
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0020.html
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0020
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0019.html
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0019
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0053.html
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0053
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2010-0111.html
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0111
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/37521
BID 37521 Linux Kernel RTL8169 NIC 'RxMaxSize' Frame Size Remote Denial of Service Vulnerability Release Date:2010-09-23
http://www.vupen.com/english/advisories/2010/1857
VUPEN ADV-2010-1857
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=550907 CONFIRM
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/55647
XF kernel-r8169-dos(55647)
https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2010-0095.html
REDHAT RHSA-2010:0095

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2009-4537

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