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Re: Buffer Overflow Problem

From: Mark Burgess
Subject: Re: Buffer Overflow Problem
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2005 14:38:44 +0100
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Brian, sorry about this. The buffer should be large enough, but
alas the full size was not utilized. The latest snapshot or the version in the
developers repository should fix this problem.


> List,
> I am experiancing trouble with cfengine 2.1.13 on a RHEL 3 Linux server.
> The problem is with multiple interfaces ( ~75 ), the Classes Buffer is
> overflowed. Running cfagent with the -H option works, but then I have no
> classes. I have concluded that by changing cf.defs.h "#define CF_BUFFER"
> from the default value of 4096 to 16384 ( it is the smallest value that
> works ) fixes the buffer overflow problem, however, the authentication
> keys are now broken. The client can exchange keys with the server
> successfully but the clients challenge response fails.
> If I use an unchanged version of cfengine, the authentication works but
> the classes buffer overflows. I have a known working server and multiple
> known working clients, all RHEL 3 with the latest patches, all running
> cfengine version 2.1.13.
> Can anyone possibly help me with this?
> Thank You,
>  Brian Johnson
> Brian Johnson
> Unix Systems Administrator
> UNC-Wilmington
> address@hidden

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