FreeBSD NFS v3 Mounted Directory DoS

1999-09-02T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:6004
Type osvdb
Reporter Sebastien Petit(spe@oleane.net)
Modified 1999-09-02T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

FreeBSD contains a flaw that may allow a local denial of service. The issue is triggered when a malicious user accesses an NFS v3 mounted directory from a large number of processes, which causes a kernel panic and will result in loss of availability for the platform.

Solution Description

Currently, there are no known upgrades, patches, or workarounds available to correct this issue.

Short Description

FreeBSD contains a flaw that may allow a local denial of service. The issue is triggered when a malicious user accesses an NFS v3 mounted directory from a large number of processes, which causes a kernel panic and will result in loss of availability for the platform.

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.freebsd.org Mail List Post: http://archives.neohapsis.com/archives/bugtraq/1999-q3/0745.html ISS X-Force ID: 8325 CVE-1999-1564