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Date: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 01:56:03 +0100
From: Ben Hutchings <>
Subject: Re: CVE Request: UDP checksum DoS

On Wed, 2015-07-01 at 22:48 -0400, wrote:
> > 
> >
> >
> > remote DoS via flood of UDP packets with invalid checksums
> It appears that you are primarily asking for a CVE ID for the issue
> involving the absence of a cond_resched call. Use CVE-2015-5364.
> However, the presence of "return -EAGAIN" may also have been a
> security problem in some realistic circumstances. For example, maybe
> there's an attacker who can't transmit a flood with invalid checksums,
> but can sometimes inject one packet with an invalid checksum. The
> goal of this attacker isn't to cause a system hang; the goal is to
> cause an EPOLLET epoll application to stop reading for an indefinitely
> long period of time. This scenario can't also be covered by
> CVE-2015-5364. Is it better to have no CVE ID at all, e.g., is
> udp_recvmsg/udpv6_recvmsg simply not intended to defend against this
> scenario?

It seems reasonable to assign a second CVE ID to that issue.


Ben Hutchings - Debian developer, member of Linux kernel and LTS teams

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