Linux Kernel SCTP Stack list_for_each_entry resource management

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in Linux Kernel (Operating System) (affected version unknown). Affected is the function list_for_each_entry of the component SCTP Stack. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a resource management vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-399. This is going to have an impact on availability.

The weakness was released 10/28/2014 by Daniel Borkmann as confirmed bug report (Bugzilla). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2014-3687 since 05/14/2014. The exploitability is told to be easy. It is possible to launch the attack remotely. The exploitation doesn't require any form of authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 83678 (SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2015:0178-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family SuSE Local Security Checks. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 167678 (SUSE Enterprise Linux Security update for Linux kernel (SUSE-SU-2015:0652-1)).

Applying a patch is able to eliminate this problem. The bugfix is ready for download at The vulnerability will be addressed with the following lines of code:

return !list_empty(&chunk->list);

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (98310) and Tenable (83678). Entries connected to this vulnerability are available at 10840, 12213, 13142 and 67533.






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VulDB Meta Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Meta Temp Score: 7.0

VulDB Base Score: 7.5
VulDB Temp Score: 6.5
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Class: Resource management
CWE: CWE-399 / CWE-404
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Unproven

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Nessus ID: 83678
Nessus Name: SUSE SLED12 / SLES12 Security Update : kernel (SUSE-SU-2015:0178-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 703060
OpenVAS Name: Debian Security Advisory DSA 3060-1 (linux - security update)
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Patch: b69040d8e39f20d5215a03502a8e8b4c6ab78395


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Advisory: USN-2417-1
Researcher: Daniel Borkmann
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2014-3687 (🔍)

X-Force: 98310 - Linux Kernel ASCONF denial of service, High Risk
Vulnerability Center: 46820 - Linux Kernel <3.17 Remote DoS via Crafted Packets, High
SecurityFocus: 70766 - Linux Kernel CVE-2014-3687 Denial of Service Vulnerability
Secunia: 62428 - Oracle Linux update for kernel-uek, Moderately Critical

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Created: 10/29/2014 04:25 PM
Updated: 02/23/2022 09:18 PM
Changes: 10/29/2014 04:25 PM (82), 06/10/2017 09:46 AM (3), 02/23/2022 09:01 PM (5), 02/23/2022 09:08 PM (11), 02/23/2022 09:18 PM (1)
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