Security Vulnerability: Amnesia:33

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Security researchers from Forescout research labs have published new attacks against embedded IP stacks, which allows network attackers to potentially execute code or denial of service attacks against those IP stacks.

The Linux Kernel TCP/IP stack is not affected by these attacks.

The SUSE "open-iscsi" package uses a version of "uIP" embedded IP stack when offloading to "qedi", "bnx2" and "bnx2x" network adapters, this part is affected by a subset of the attacks.



The solution is to install updates for open-iscsi once they become available.

A potential workaround would be to remove the "iscsiuio" sub-package of open-iscsi, or disable its systemd services. This will likely however break offload functionality to "qedi" or "bnx2" and "bnx2x" cards.

SUSE is working on fixes for open-iscsi.



More information can be found at:
CVE's for the sub set of attack related to open-iscsi 


Security Alert


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  • Document ID:000019813
  • Creation Date: 15-Dec-2020
  • Modified Date:15-Dec-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

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