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PostPosted: Thu Jan 02, 2003 2:37 pm    Post subject: [gentoo-security] GLSA: leafnode Reply with quote

Daniel Ahlberg wrote:
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PACKAGE : leafnode
SUMMARY : denial of service
DATE : 2003-01-02 11:01 UTC
EXPLOIT : local and remote

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- From leafnode advisory:

"This vulnerability can make leafnode's nntpd server, named leafnode, go into an unterminated loop when a particular article is requested. The connection becomes irresponsive, and the server hogs the CPU. The client will have to terminate the connection and connect again, and may fall prey to the same problem; ultimately, there may be so many leafnode processes hogging the CPU that no serious work is possible any more and the super user has to kill all running leafnode processes."

Read the full advisory at


It is recommended that all Gentoo Linux users who are running new-news/leafnode-1.9.24 or earlier update their systems as

emerge rsync
emerge leafnode
emerge clean

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