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Category:   OS (UNIX)  >   NetBSD Vendors:   NetBSD
NetBSD glob(3) GLOB_LIMIT Resource Exhaustion Flaw Lets Remote Users Deny Service
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1024517
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1024517
CVE Reference:   GENERIC-MAP-NOMATCH   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Oct 7 2010
Impact:   Denial of service via network
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 5.0.2 and prior versions
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in NetBSD. A remote user can cause denial of service conditions.

A user can supply specially crafted patterns that will not be resource limited by the GLOB_LIMIT setting, causing excessive resource consumption on the target system.

The ftpd and sftp services are affected.

Maksymilian Arciemowicz reported this vulnerability.

Impact:   A remote user can consume excessive resources on the target system.
Solution:   The vendor has issued a fix.

The vendor's advisory is available at:

http://ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2010-008.txt.asc

Vendor URL:  ftp.netbsd.org/pub/NetBSD/security/advisories/NetBSD-SA2010-008.txt.asc (Links to External Site)
Cause:   State error

Message History:   None.


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