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Bug 54044 - new POP3 DoS
new POP3 DoS
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: inetd (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Trond Eivind Glomsrxd
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-09-26 11:51 EDT by Graham Houston
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2001-11-21 11:04:42 EST
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Description Graham Houston 2001-09-26 11:51:48 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows 98)

Description of problem:
after installing imap-2000c-1.6.0 and related packages I discovered pop3 
v2000.70rh crashes when it reaches it's default inetd.conf limit

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.connect to port 110 41 times very quickly

Actual Results:  pop3 falls over and needs a restart

Expected Results:  should not spawn another pop as its maxed out.

Additional info:

quick kludge fix alter this line in /etc/inetd.conf

pop-3   stream  tcp     nowait  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd    ipop3d  


pop-3   stream  tcp     nowait.1024  root    /usr/sbin/tcpd     ipop3d
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-11-20 06:35:48 EST
That would IMHO be an inetd problem, as inetd spawns imap.
Comment 2 Graham Houston 2001-11-20 10:00:04 EST
My server is using inetd-0.16-7, I think this is the latest version from RH?

Comment 3 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-11-20 10:49:24 EST
RHL 6.2 uses inetd, not xinetd - assigning back.
Comment 4 Jeff Johnson 2001-11-20 11:00:59 EST
Pong. I don't own inetd anymore, no matter what bugzilla thinks.
Please find some other means to resolve this problem.
Comment 5 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-11-20 11:04:06 EST
You can reassign owner without changing to the wrong component.
Comment 6 Jeff Johnson 2001-11-20 11:11:03 EST
That presumes that I know who the appropriate owner
is, a context which I do not have.

Instead I've chosen to assign to the owner of the closest related
package in the hopes that their context and knowledge is superior
to my own.
Comment 7 Mike A. Harris 2001-11-20 20:20:14 EST
pts/5 mharris@porkchop:~$ who-owns inetd

Probably this should be brought up on an internal mailing list for
discussion then.  Someone should look into it, and inetd should be
assigned to someone.  It isn't a good idea for any package to be
an orphan.
Comment 8 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2001-11-21 11:04:34 EST
If imap/pop crashes, it would be an imap issue. If it is just  the system being
overloaded by many connects, it would be a local configuration issue (add the
maxconnect specifier suggested by the reporter). Mike, does imap/pop really crash?
Comment 9 Trond Eivind Glomsrxd 2002-07-25 18:47:39 EDT
Closing due to lack of feedback.

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