Multiple Vendor connect() Denial of Service Vulnerability

Certain versions of AIX and HP/UX contained a bug in the way the OS handled the connect system call. The connect call is used to initiate a connection on a socket. Because of the flaw in the handling code under AIX certain versions will reboot when given two connects, one to a fixed port (a number of different ports were found to trigger this behaviour) and then another random port connection immediately thereafter.


 

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