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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2012-3421

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."
Publish Date : 2012-08-27 Last Update Date : 2013-02-06
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact None (There is no impact to the confidentiality of the system.)
Integrity Impact None (There is no impact to the integrity of the system)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of Service
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
DSA-2533-1 pcp - several oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20165 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2012-3421

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 2.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 2.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 2.1.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 2.1.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 2.1.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 2.1.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 2.1.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 2.1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 2.1.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 2.1.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application SGI Performance Co-pilot 3.6.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
SGI Performance Co-pilot 13

- References For CVE-2012-3421
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1081
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1079
SUSE openSUSE-SU-2012:1036
MLIST [oss-security] 20120816 pcp: Multiple security flaws
DEBIAN DSA-2533;a=commit;h=9ba85dca940de976176ce196fd5e3c4170936354 CONFIRM;a=blob;f=CHANGELOG;h=16c9cbb2f61d909487ea1c3171f4ab33e5648ac5;hb=fe51067ae869a4d59f350ac319b09edcb77ac8e6 CONFIRM
SUSE SUSE-SU-2013:0190
FEDORA FEDORA-2012-12076
FEDORA FEDORA-2012-12024

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2012-3421

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