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CVE-2012-3421

Impact: Moderate
Public: 2012-08-16
Bugzilla: 841706: CVE-2012-3421 pcp: event-driven programming flaw blocks pmcd from responding to other legitimate requests

Details

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."

Find out more about CVE-2012-3421 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 3.3
Base Metrics: AV:A/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector: Adjacent Network
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: None
Integrity Impact: None
Availability Impact: Partial

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