Possible DoS in mpd 5.6 pppoe server

Marcelo Gondim gondim at bsdinfo.com.br
Sat Apr 20 13:21:45 UTC 2013

Hi all,

I'm doing tests with mpdas pppoeserver. Tried to simulate an attack of 
1000 connections using an incorrect login and after a certain time can 
cause a kernel panic in the system. Below the panicgenerated:


Other equipment I do:

# for (( i=0; i < 1000; i++ )); do ppp -ddial intnet ; done

My System:

Intel Motherboard Server S5500BC with Dual Processor Xeon(R) CPU E5606  
@ 2.13GHz
8Gb ram

I do not understand programming in Cor Assembly. But could someone tell 
me if what happened was a system problem or hardware?

Best regards,


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