IRIX nsd Unspecified Memory Consumption DoS

2003-07-16T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:8587
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2003-07-16T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

IRIX contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when a malicious attacker causes the Name Service Daemon (nsd) to consume all system memory via dynamic maps, and will result in loss of availability for the platform.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 6.5.21 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. In addition, Silicon Graphics, Inc. has released patches for some older versions.

Short Description

IRIX contains a flaw that may allow a remote denial of service. The issue is triggered when a malicious attacker causes the Name Service Daemon (nsd) to consume all system memory via dynamic maps, and will result in loss of availability for the platform.

References:

Vendor URL: http://www.sgi.com Vendor Specific Solution URL: ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/patches/ Vendor Specific Advisory URL ISS X-Force ID: 12635 CVE-2003-0572