CVE-2012-3421

NameCVE-2012-3421
DescriptionThe pduread function in pdu.c in libpcp in Performance Co-Pilot (PCP) before 3.6.5 does not properly time out connections, which allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (pmcd hang) by sending individual bytes of a PDU separately, related to an "event-driven programming flaw."
SourceCVE (at NVD; oss-sec, fulldisc, OSVDB, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, more)
ReferencesDSA-2533-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs685476
Debian/oldstablenot vulnerable.
Debian/stablenot known to be vulnerable.
Debian/testingnot vulnerable.
Debian/unstablenot vulnerable.

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pcp (PTS)squeeze3.3.3-squeeze3fixed
squeeze (security)3.3.3-squeeze2fixed
jessie3.9.10fixed
sid3.10.1fixed

The information above is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
pcpsource(unstable)3.6.5medium685476
pcpsourcesqueeze3.3.3-squeeze2mediumDSA-2533-1

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