Affecting kernel-rt-trace package, versions centos:7: <0:3.10.0-327.28.3.rt56.235.el7
The kernel-rt packages provide the Real Time Linux Kernel, which enables fine-tuning for systems with extremely high determinism requirements. It was found that the RFC 5961 challenge ACK rate limiting as implemented in the Linux kernel's networking subsystem allowed an off-path attacker to leak certain information about a given connection by creating congestion on the global challenge ACK rate limit counter and then measuring the changes by probing packets. An off-path attacker could use this flaw to either terminate TCP connection and/or inject payload into non-secured TCP connection between two endpoints on the network. (CVE-2016-5696, Important) Red Hat would like to thank Yue Cao from Cyber Security Group in the CS department of University of California, Riverside, for reporting this issue.