CVE-2018-5390

Public on 2018-08-04
Modified on 2018-08-06
Description
A flaw named SegmentSmack was found in the way the Linux kernel handled specially crafted TCP packets. A remote attacker could use this flaw to trigger time and calculation expensive calls to tcp_collapse_ofo_queue() and tcp_prune_ofo_queue() functions by sending specially modified packets within ongoing TCP sessions which could lead to a CPU saturation and hence a denial of service on the system. Maintaining the denial of service condition requires continuous two-way TCP sessions to a reachable open port, thus the attacks cannot be performed using spoofed IP addresses.
Severity
Important
CVSS v3 Base Score
7.5
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 2 kernel 2018-08-04 23:49 ALAS2-2018-1050
Amazon Linux 1 kernel 2018-08-04 23:48 ALAS-2018-1049

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 7.5 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 7.8 AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
NVD CVSSv3 7.5 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H