Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ypserv (MDKSA-2003:072)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A vulnerability was found in versions of ypserv prior to version 2.7.
If a malicious client were to query ypserv via TCP and subsequently
ignore the server's response, ypserv will block attempting to send the
reply. The result is that ypserv will fail to respond to other client
requests. ypserv 2.7 and above have been altered to fork a child for
each client request, which prevents any one request from causing the
server to block.

See also :

http://www.linux-nis.org/nis/ypserv/ChangeLog

Solution :

Update the affected ypserv package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14055 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-072.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0251

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