Denial of service in OpenBSD 5.x

Posted: November 28, 2012 in Vulnerabilities
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Denial of service in OpenBSD

Vulnerability: Denial of service in OpenBSD

Danger: Low
Number of vulnerabilities: 1

Vector of operation: Network
Impact: Denial of service

Affected products: OpenBSD 5.1, OpenBSD 5.2

Affected versions:

– OpenBSD 5.1, perhaps the only one.
– OpenBSD 5.2, perhaps the only one.


The vulnerability can be exploited to cause a DoS attack.

The vulnerability is caused due to insufficient input validation when processing multiple RPC requests. This can be exploited via a specially crafted packet sent to TCP port 111, a DoS attack.

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