Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ypserv (MDKSA-2002:078)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13976
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionA memory leak that could be triggered remotely was discovered in ypserv 2.5 and earlier. This could lead to a Denial of Service as repeated requests for a non-existent map will result in ypserv consuming more and more memory, and also running more slowly. If the system runs out of available memory, ypserv would also be killed.
SolutionUpdate the affected ypserv package.