Re: ee using 99% cpu after user ssh session terminates abnormaly
From: Nate Nielsen (nielsen-list_at_memberwebs.com)
To: talonz <email@example.com> Date: Thu, 8 Sep 2005 00:18:36 +0000 (GMT)
> Recently i have been using a dialup 56k account to access the net
> and have noticed that when my ssh session times out and I am editing
> a file in ` ee ' the system goes to 99% cpu usage and stays like
> this till the pid is killed.
> This is a standard user account (not root/su)
This happens all the time on servers I manage. It's a real pain because
it's hard to see the actual load of the machine. We have a dumb hack of
a script that kill these off when they happen.
> Would a user be able to create a denial of service condition
> on the remote system using this bug?
Don't think so, unless there's a process getting starved somewhere, in
which case the DOS would be basically impossible to prevent.
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