leafnode fetchnews denial-of-service triggered by truncated transmission

2004-01-08T00:00:00
ID A051A4EC-3AA1-4DD1-9BDC-A61EB5700153
Type freebsd
Reporter FreeBSD
Modified 2005-05-13T00:00:00

Description

When a downloaded news article ends prematurely, i. e. when the server sends [CR]LF.[CR]LF before sending a blank line, fetchnews may wait indefinitely for data that never arrives. Workaround: configure "minlines=1" (or use a bigger value) in the configuration file. Found by Toni Viemerö.