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 bugzilla/CVE, 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
buster, sid4.1.0-1fixed

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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