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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

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