Cassandra NNTPServer Subject to DoS
Reported May 1, 2000 by USSRLabs
The NNTP service, which listens on port 119, contains an unchecked buffer that could allow an attacker to crash the service.
By sending a large buffer of approximately 10,000 characters in conjunction with the AUTHINFO command, the NNTP service (on port 199) can be made to crash.
AUTHINFO user \[ 10000 chars \]
Atrium Software International is aware of this issue, however no response was known at the time of this writing.
Discovered and reported by USSRLabs