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Date: Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:14:56 -0700
From: Kurt Seifried <>
To: David Jorm <>
Cc: oss-security <>, CVE ID Requests <>
Subject: Re: CVE request: DoS in ONOS when handling jumbo ethernet frames

On Tue, Nov 24, 2015 at 10:19 AM, David Jorm <> wrote:

> It was found that ONOS would throw exceptions when handling jumbo ethernet
> frames. The exceptions were not caught and handled, so a remote
> unauthenticated attacker could use this flaw to perform a denial-of-service
> attack against an ONOS system.
> To exploit this issue, the attacker must be able to send a jumbo ethernet
> frame to a switch controlled by ONOS. Only the connection between the
> controller and the switch generating the packet-in message of the malicious
> packet will be affected (disconnected). More details are available here:
> An advisory is now live with no CVE ID:
> Please assign a CVE ID to this issue. A request was sent to MITRE
> directly 9 days ago with no answer. We need a CVE ID within the next 24
> hours.
> Thanks
> David Jorm on behalf of the ONOS security response team

Adding Mitre to CC to make sure we don't end up with a duplicate.

Please use CVE-2015-7516 for this issue. Happy Thanksgiving all!

Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud
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