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Bugtraq archives for 3rd quarter (Jul-Sep) 1998: Re: Solaris 2.5.1/2.6 fingerd bug

Re: Solaris 2.5.1/2.6 fingerd bug

Joseph Moran (josephmTOAD.NET)
Thu, 6 Aug 1998 12:49:18 -0400

> Fiji (jfay) wrote:
> > try finger hosthosthost....145 times.... This should run the # of
> > processes in excess of 1500 and shoot the system load up to at least 13.5.
> >
> > You can also do a finger hostahostb where hostb is a machine running
> > 2.5.1 or 2.6. Now this has not been confirmed on Solaris (x86). The bug id
> > is 4161606 but yet there is no patch available as of today.
> Yep, same thing happens for x86 running 2.6.
> ~james

For what it's worth, the two 2.5.1 machines I currently run don't have
this problem.  Both were installed using 2.5.1 HW:4/97 media and then
subsequently brought up to Generic_103640-21 via the current (ie. a few
weeks ago) 2.5.1_Recommended kit.  The machines are a sparc 2 and 10.