Upstream information

CVE-2012-6638 at MITRE

Description

The tcp_rcv_state_process function in net/ipv4/tcp_input.c in the Linux kernel before 3.2.24 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (kernel resource consumption) via a flood of SYN+FIN TCP packets, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-2663.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.8
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Complete
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 765102 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

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