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; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-2533-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs685476

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
pcp (PTS)jessie3.9.10fixed
stretch, sid3.10.8fixed

The information below 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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