Bug 1295480 - (CVE-2015-1142857) kernel: net: ethernet flow control vulnerability in SRIOV devices
kernel: net: ethernet flow control vulnerability in SRIOV devices
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Red Hat Product Security
: Security
Depends On: 1295482
Blocks: 1288501
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Reported: 2016-01-04 11:04 EST by Vladis Dronov
Modified: 2018-02-13 14:53 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2016-07-07 10:44:10 EDT
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oss-sec.CVE.request-Ethernet.flow.control.vulnerability.in.SRIOV.devices.html (12.97 KB, text/html)
2016-07-07 10:30 EDT, Vladis Dronov
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Description Vladis Dronov 2016-01-04 11:04:09 EST
A design flaw found in the current Ethernet SRIOV NIC deployments that enables untrusted malicious virtual machines to completely control the network throughput and the latency of other unrelated VMs. The attack exploits Ethernet "pause" control frames, which enable network flow  control functionality.

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Comment 1 Vladis Dronov 2016-01-04 11:17:31 EST
Created kernel tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1295482]
Comment 3 Vladis Dronov 2016-07-07 10:30 EDT
Created attachment 1177348 [details]
Comment 4 Vladis Dronov 2016-07-07 10:40:51 EDT

This issue affects the Linux kernel packages as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, 6, 7 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG-2. This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.
Comment 5 Marcus Meissner 2018-01-24 02:28:05 EST
is this cve for real ? it does not look in scope
Comment 6 Adam Mariš 2018-01-24 04:37:50 EST
(In reply to Marcus Meissner from comment #5)
> is this cve for real ? it does not look in scope

Yes, it's in DWF scope.

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