RHEL 3 : redhat-config-nfs (RHSA-2004:434)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated redhat-config-nfs package that fixes bugs and potential
security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

The redhat-config-nfs package includes a graphical user interface for
creating, modifying, and deleting nfs shares.

John Buswell discovered a flaw in redhat-config-nfs that could lead to
incorrect permissions on exported shares when exporting to multiple
hosts. This could cause an option such as 'all_squash' to not be
applied to all of the listed hosts. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0750
to this issue.

Additionally, a bug was found that prevented redhat-config-nfs from
being run if hosts didn't have options set in /etc/exports.

All users of redhat-config-nfs are advised to upgrade to these updated
packages as well as checking their NFS shares directly or via the
/etc/exports file for any incorrectly set options.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2004-0750.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-434.html

Solution :

Update the affected redhat-config-nfs package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14802 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0750