I am trying to test presence of  CVE-2018-6922
<https://www.freebsd.org/security/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-18:08.tcp.asc> (
TCP vulnerability) in NetBSD5.1
As I understand this version is not anymore supported and we are in process
of upgrading.
However, it may take sometime before I could achieve that and hence
meanwhile for existing setup I need this information.

When I looked into fix provided by FreeBSD, it is talking of adding an
upper limit to the reassembly queue but when I referred back I don't see
any similar threshold in older code.


Therefore, I am assuming that, our older code is vulnerable to DoS attack
as described in CVE.

I have few questions on this :

1. Does this community thinks that NetBSD5.1 is vulnerable to the said CVE?
2. Are there any specific conditions under which the issue can be
reproduced easily? For Example, if using SACK option may increase the
3. Is it safe or a good idea to backport the fix from NetBSD 8 (when
available) to NetBSD 5.1?
4. Wanted to confirm if the code excerpt below ( tcp_input() ) is most
probable to call tcp_reass() to trigger the DoS scenario.

*   1 /*      $NetBSD: tcp_input.c,v 2010/06/11 23:36:07 riz Exp
$  */   2    3 /*   4  * Copyright (C) 1995, 1996, 1997, and 1998 WIDE
Project.   5  * All rights reserved.*

         if ((tlen || (tiflags & TH_FIN)) &&
             TCPS_HAVERCVDFIN(tp->t_state) == 0) {
                  * Insert segment ti into reassembly queue of tcp with
                  * control block tp.  Return TH_FIN if reassembly now
                  * a segment with FIN.  The macro form does the common case
                  * inline (segment is the next to be received on an
                  * established connection, and the queue is empty),
                  * avoiding linkage into and removal from the queue and
                  * repetition of various conversions.
                  * Set DELACK for segments received in order, but ack
                  * immediately when segments are out of order
                  * (so fast retransmit can work).
                 /* NOTE: this was TCP_REASS() macro, but used only once */
                 if (th->th_seq == tp->rcv_nxt &&
                     TAILQ_FIRST(&tp->segq) == NULL &&
                     tp->t_state == TCPS_ESTABLISHED) {
                         tcp_setup_ack(tp, th);
                         tp->rcv_nxt += tlen;
                         tiflags = th->th_flags & TH_FIN;

                         tcps = TCP_STAT_GETREF();
                         tcps[TCP_STAT_RCVBYTE] += tlen;
                         if (so->so_state & SS_CANTRCVMORE)
                         else {
                                 m_adj(m, hdroptlen);
                                 sbappendstream(&(so)->so_rcv, m);
                 } else {
                         m_adj(m, hdroptlen);
                         *tiflags = tcp_reass(tp, th, m, &tlen);*
                         tp->t_flags |= TF_ACKNOW;

I am not a protocol expert, but I see that this code belongs to the case
after connection got established and FIN was not received.

Need Help

Ripunjay Tripathi

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