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Bug 253645 (CVE-2008-4609) - Kernel: TCP DoS (queue exhaustion) (CVE-2008-4609)
Summary: Kernel: TCP DoS (queue exhaustion) (CVE-2008-4609)
Alias: CVE-2008-4609
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-01-04 01:48 UTC by Stefan Behte (RETIRED)
Modified: 2010-01-10 09:49 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2009-01-04 01:48:33 UTC
CVE-2008-4609 (
  The TCP implementation in (1) Linux, (2) platforms based on BSD Unix,
  (3) Microsoft Windows, (4) Cisco products, and probably other
  operating systems allows remote attackers to cause a denial of
  service (connection queue exhaustion) via multiple vectors that
  manipulate information in the TCP state table, as demonstrated by
Comment 1 Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2009-01-04 01:54:19 UTC
In my opinion those are unfixable design bugs...people have to firewall their stuff as good as possible and need to check out daemon-, queuelimits etc.
Comment 2 Bjoern Tropf (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2010-01-10 09:49:21 UTC
Resolved as 'wontfix' due to sparse information.

((In reply to comment #1)
> In my opinion those are unfixable design bugs...
Moreover no specific commits or patches are provided.