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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
(Ubuntu Issues Fix) Linux Kernel UDP Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033050
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033050
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5364, CVE-2015-5366   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Jul 24 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 14.04 LTS, 14.10, 15.04
Description:   Two vulnerabilities were reported in the Linux Kernel. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions on the target system.

A remote user can send a flood of UDP packets with specially crafted checksums to cause the target application to hang [CVE-2015-5364].

A remote user can send a flood of UDP packets with specially crafted checksums to cause the target application to stop reading packets [CVE-2015-5366].

Impact:   A remote user can cause the target application to hang.

A remote user can cause the target application to stop reading packets.

Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisories are available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2680-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2681-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2682-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2684-1
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2685-1

Vendor URL:  www.kernel.org/ (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   This archive entry is a follow-up to the message listed below.
Jul 7 2015 Linux Kernel UDP Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service



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