SGI IRIX nsd cache size denial of service

irix-nsd-cache-dos (7907) The risk level is classified as MediumMedium Risk


SGI IRIX is vulnerable to a denial of service attack, caused by a vulnerability in the nsd (name service daemon) cache-limiting function. This vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to cause the nsd cache to increase in size until all available storage space is exhausted.


Denial of Service


Upgrade to the latest version of SGI IRIX (6.5.14 or later), as listed in SGI Security Advisory 20020102-02-I. See References.

— OR —

Apply the patch for this vulnerability, as listed in SGI Security Advisory 20020102-02-I. See References.


Platforms Affected:

  • SGI IRIX 6.5.10
  • SGI IRIX 6.5.11
  • SGI IRIX 6.5.4
  • SGI IRIX 6.5.5
  • SGI IRIX 6.5.6
  • SGI IRIX 6.5.7
  • SGI IRIX 6.5.8
  • SGI IRIX 6.5.9


Jan 15, 2002

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