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Date: Sun, 26 Aug 2012 22:43:00 -0600
From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com>
To: oss-security@...ts.openwall.com
CC: Jan Willamowius <jan@...lamowius.de>
Subject: Re: Re: information request on security bug fix in
 GNU Gatekeeper 3.1

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On 08/25/2012 02:29 AM, Jan Willamowius wrote:
> Hi Raphael,
> 
> I was planning to give people a few days to update before
> releasing detailed information.
> 
> But you are right, the possibility to create an unlimited number
> of connections each with its own thread handling it is the issue
> that creates an easy possibility for a DOS attack.
> 
> Regards, Jan

Please use CVE-2012-3534 for this issue.

> -- Jan Willamowius, Founder of the GNU Gatekeeper Project EMail : 
> jan@...lamowius.de Website: http://www.gnugk.org Support: 
> http://www.willamowius.com/gnugk-support.html Raphael Geissert
> wrote:
>>> Hi Jan,
>>> 
>>> On the announcement of release 3.1 of GNU Gatekeeper[1] there's
>>> a mention of a security bug fix. Could you please shed some
>>> light on the security issue? is it related to the status port
>>> connection limit feature that was recently added in [2] and 
>>> similar?
>>> 
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>> 
>>> Found via secunia SA50343 [3]
>>> 
>>> [1]http://www.gnugk.org/gnugk-3.1.html 
>>> [2]http://openh323gk.cvs.sourceforge.net/viewvc/openh323gk/openh323gk/GkStatus.cxx?r1=1.132&r2=1.133
>>
>>> 
> [3]http://secunia.com/advisories/50343/
>>> 
>>> Kind regards, -- Raphael Geissert - Debian Developer 
>>> www.debian.org - get.debian.net
>>> 
> 


- -- 
Kurt Seifried Red Hat Security Response Team (SRT)
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