Philips Hue hubs suffer from a denial of service vulnerability via simple SYN floods.
advisories | CVE-2018-7580
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Denial of Service
Philips Hue is vulnerable to Denial of Service attack.
Sending a SYN flood on port tcp/80 will freeze Philips Hue's hub and it
will stop responding.
The "hub" will stop operating and be frozen until the flood will stop.
During the flood, the user won't be able to turn on/off the lights, and
all of the hub's functionality will be unresponsive. The cloud service
will also won't work with the hub.
Sending a Syn flood on port 80 inside the LAN will disable hub's
hping3 --flood -S -p 80 <Philips Hue's hub ip>
Nov 21, 2017: Initial contact to vendor