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Category:   OS (Linux)  >   Linux Kernel Vendors:   kernel.org
(Oracle Issues Fix for Oracle Linux) Linux Kernel UDP Processing Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1033290
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1033290
CVE Reference:   CVE-2015-5364, CVE-2015-5366   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Aug 14 2015
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): Oracle Linux 5, 6, 7
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:   Oracle has issued a fix.

The Oracle Linux advisories are available at:

http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2015-3071.html
http://linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2015-3072.html

Vendor URL:  linux.oracle.com/errata/ELSA-2015-3071.html (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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