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Vulnerability Assessment Details

Linux 2.4 NFSv3 DoS

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
checks the presence of a DoS in the remote knfsd

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is running knfsd, a kernel NFS daemon.

There is a bug in this version which may permit a possible hacker to
disable the remote host by sending a malformed GETATTR request
with an invalid length field.

A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to prevent this host from working
correctly.

Solution : Upgrade to the latest version of Linux 2.4, or do not use knfsd.
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 1160, 8298

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2003 Renaud Deraison

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