|Bugzilla:||841706: CVE-2012-3421 pcp: event-driven programming flaw blocks pmcd from responding to other legitimate requests|
The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:
The 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."
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|Access Vector:||Adjacent Network|
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