CVE-2017-5972

NameCVE-2017-5972
DescriptionThe TCP stack in the Linux kernel 3.x does not properly implement a SYN cookie protection mechanism for the case of a fast network connection, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (CPU consumption) by sending many TCP SYN packets, as demonstrated by an attack against the kernel-3.10.0 package in CentOS Linux 7. NOTE: third parties have been unable to discern any relationship between the GitHub Engineering finding and the Trigemini.c attack code.
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NVD severityhigh (attack range: remote)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
linux (PTS)jessie3.16.56-1+deb8u1vulnerable
jessie (security)3.16.57-2vulnerable
stretch4.9.110-1fixed
stretch (security)4.9.88-1+deb9u1fixed
buster4.16.16-2fixed
sid4.17.6-2fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
linuxsource(unstable)4.4.2-1high

Notes

[jessie] - linux <ignored> (Known perfomance limitation)
[wheezy] - linux <no-dsa> (Known perfomance limitation)

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