SuSE Linux in.identd Request Saturation DoS

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Synopsis :

The remote service is vulnerable to denial of service.

Description :

Ident is a protocol which gives to the remote server
the name of the user who initiated a given connection.
It's mainly used by IRC, SMTP and POP servers to obtain
the login name of the person who is using their services.

There is a flaw in the remote identd daemon which allows anyone
to crash this service remotely.

See also :

http://downloads.securityfocus.com/vulnerabilities/exploits/susekill.c

Solution :

Disable this service if you do not use it, or upgrade.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Denial of Service

Nessus Plugin ID: 10560 ()

Bugtraq ID: 587

CVE ID: CVE-1999-0746