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HistoryJun 19, 2019 - 12:00 a.m.

K26618426 : Linux SACK Slowness vulnerability CVE-2019-11478

2019-06-1900:00:00
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7.5 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

6.2 Medium

AI Score

Confidence

High

5 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

NETWORK

Access Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

0.967 High

EPSS

Percentile

99.6%

Security Advisory Description

Jonathan Looney discovered that the TCP retransmission queue implementation in tcp_fragment in the Linux kernel could be fragmented when handling certain TCP Selective Acknowledgment (SACK) sequences. A remote attacker could use this to cause a denial of service. This has been fixed in stable kernel releases 4.4.182, 4.9.182, 4.14.127, 4.19.52, 5.1.11, and is fixed in commit f070ef2ac66716357066b683fb0baf55f8191a2e. (CVE-2019-11478)

Impact

BIG-IP

The BIG-IP system has no exposure to this vulnerability within the Traffic Management Microkernel (TMM), including virtual servers and virtual IP addresses (also known as the data plane). However, the BIG-IP system is vulnerable via the self IP addresses and the management interface (also known as the control plane). A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service (DoS) by sending a sequence of specially crafted TCP packets.

Backend systems accessed via a FastL4 virtual server

By its nature as a full-proxy, the BIG-IP system protects backend systems accessed through a standard virtual server, as any attacker’s TCP connection would be terminated at the BIG-IP system. However, backend systems accessed via a FastL4 virtual server (a virtual server configured with a FastL4 profile) are exposed by default as the attack traffic is forwarded as-is to the backend system.

Traffix SDC

A remote attacker can exploit this vulnerability to cause a denial of service by sending a sequence of specially crafted TCP SACK packets.

7.5 High

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

NONE

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

6.2 Medium

AI Score

Confidence

High

5 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

NETWORK

Access Complexity

LOW

Authentication

NONE

Confidentiality Impact

NONE

Integrity Impact

NONE

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P

0.967 High

EPSS

Percentile

99.6%