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Re: Sun finally releases patch for nmap inetd denial of service issue
From: "Alek O. Komarnitsky (N-CSC)" <alek () ast lmco com>
Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 13:21:08 -0600 (MDT)

From: lamont () icopyright com
Subject: Re: Sun finally releases patch for nmap inetd denial of service issue
To: "Alek O. Komarnitsky (N-CSC)" <alek () ast lmco com>
Cc: nmap-hackers () insecure org

The one-line description of the problem "accept() hangs after successful
select()" makes it sound more like its an OS issue than an inetd bug.  
That would be an important clarification, since it would affect other
programs as well.


You are EXACTLY correct ... I was a bit sloppy in my earlier Email
saying this was an inetd problem - in fact, the fix is NOT the inetd
executeable, but actually a patch to sockfs ... i.e. it is OS.

I mentioned the inetd 'cause I can repeat the problem "using" that
utility and it's a fairly serious DOS when inetd dies.

alek

P.S. I'm getting "lame" responses from Sun on Solaris2.6 & 2.8
equivelent patches for 109104-04 (2.7 ONLY) ... so if anyone on
this list has some "pull" with the Sun guys, you might nudge 'em
that they should really releases patches to this DOS for other OS's.

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