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Re: easy DoS in most RPC apps
From: sstone () UME PHT CO JP (Scott Stone)
Date: Mon, 18 May 1998 01:29:26 +0900


On Sun, 17 May 1998, David LeBlanc wrote:

At 02:35 AM 5/15/98 +0200, Peter van Dijk wrote:
Finally, I'm quite sure of this: the bug is in Sun's RPC code.
Investigations show Linux, FreeBSD, SunOS, System V and NeXTstep machines
are affected, which means we've got a _big_ problem here.

If that's the case, then any ports of these utilities running on Windows NT
would also exhibit the same problem - we're all running off of pretty much
the same Sun ONC RPC code.


The FreeBSD people have already made a patch for this, check their home
site.  I'm going to attempt to port the patch to Linux, as the base code
should be about the same.. the fix is to a couple of rpc-related files in
the C libraries.

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               <sstone () pht co jp>
Linux Developer/Systems Administrator for Pacific HiTech, Inc.
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