Bug 19470 - ping buffer problems: netkit-base shares iputils code base
Summary: ping buffer problems: netkit-base shares iputils code base
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: netkit-base   
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Version: 6.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeff Johnson
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Keywords: Security
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Reported: 2000-10-20 17:07 UTC by Pekka Savola
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-10-21 15:30:56 UTC
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Description Pekka Savola 2000-10-20 17:07:12 UTC
A. Kuznetsov's iputils is based on netkit-base.  A quick glance at netkit-base source
would seem to indicate that static buffer problems (and naturally root dropping) are
still there in netkit-base.

Perhaps there should be an errata release which would tell people to move to inetd + iputils?

IF this is done, this would be a good place to fix the close-wait DoS issue if daytime server
is being used (#16729) -- a patch is available.

Comment 1 Chris Evans 2000-10-21 15:30:54 UTC
Hmm - I believe RedHat6.0 shipped with a patch closing the static buffer
overflow issue.
It is called "ping-overflow.patch".

In summary: I think RH6.0 ping is safe as shipped.

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