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Re: IRIX XFS filesystem denial of service attack

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Subject: Re: IRIX XFS filesystem denial of service attack
From: H D Moore <sflist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Mon, 15 Apr 2002 18:32:38 -0500
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Does this vulnerability affect the Linux XFS port? The XFS page has no 
information about this or whether there is a fix available:



On Monday 15 April 2002 04:49 pm, SGI Security Coordinator wrote:
>                           SGI Security Advisory
>         Title:      IRIX XFS filesystem denial of service attack
>         Number:     20020402-01-P
>         Date:       April 15, 2002
>         Reference:  CAN-2002-0042
> -----------------------
> --- Issue Specifics ---
> -----------------------
> It has been reported that there is a vulnerability in IRIX's XFS
> filesystem. Under some circumstances, a user can create a file that would
> hang any application that would try to access it.  This has the potential
> to be used to create a Denial of Service attack.

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