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How to mitigate Linux “Off-path” TCP exploits (CVE-2016-5696) in CentOS, RedHat, Ubuntu and Debian

How to mitigate Linux “Off-path” TCP exploits (CVE-2016-5696) in CentOS, RedHat, Ubuntu and Debian

If you have a website, chances are that it’s running on a Linux server. And the latest news is that, Linux servers with kernel versions 3.6 to 4.6 are vulnerable to malware injection attacks.

This was demonstrated on Aug 10th, when security researchers injected phishing content “on the fly” on USA Today website.

The good news is, you can protect your servers. Today, we’ll see how. (more…)