Family: Denial of Service --> Category: kill_host
Linux 2.4 NFSv3 DoS Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
checks the presence of a DoS in the remote knfsd
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is running knfsd, a kernel NFS daemon.
There is a bug in this version which may allow a possible hacker to
disable the remote host by sending a malformed GETATTR request
with an invalid length field.
A possible hacker may exploit this flaw to prevent this host from working
Solution : Upgrade to the latest version of Linux 2.4, or do not use knfsd.
Threat Level: High
Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.