RHEL 2.1 : nfs-utils (RHSA-2003:207)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

Updated nfs-utils packages are available that fix a remotely
exploitable Denial of Service vulnerability.

The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel NFS server and
related tools.

Janusz Niewiadomski found a buffer overflow bug in nfs-utils version
1.0.3 and earlier. This bug could be exploited by an attacker, causing
a remote Denial of Service (crash). It is not believed that this bug
could lead to remote arbitrary code execution.

Users are advised to update to these erratum packages, which contain a
backported security patch supplied by the nfs-utils maintainers and
are not vulnerable to this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2003-0252.html
http://www.nessus.org/u?63679533
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-207.html

Solution :

Update the affected nfs-utils package.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 12405 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0252