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Re: 11 years of inetd default insecurity?
From: Dan Stromberg <strombrg () dcs nac uci edu>
Date: 08 Sep 2003 12:44:55 -0700

On Sun, 2003-09-07 at 18:46, Thamer Al-Harbash wrote:
On Sat, 6 Sep 2003, 3APA3A wrote:

Dear bugtraq () securityfocus com,

Well,  we all blame Microsoft in insecure default configuration... Isn't
it time to clean outdated code in Unix?

This has been a known problem for quite a while. In fact
D. J. Bernstein already solved it with tcpserver:


If you look at the bottom he points out pretty much what you
pointed out.

So DJB's program basically has a large listen queue, and goes into
queue-only mode after 40 concurrent connections?

If that's the case, then there's still a DOS - just fill the listen
queue with so much stuff that connections aren't serviced for a long

Dan Stromberg DCS/NACS/UCI <strombrg () dcs nac uci edu>

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