This script is Copyright (C) 2007-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An updated nfs-utils-lib package to correct a security flaw is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.
This update has been rated as having important security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.
The nfs-utils-lib package contains support libraries that are needed
by the commands and daemons of the nfs-utils package.
Tenable Network Security discovered a stack-based buffer overflow flaw
in the RPC library used by nfs-utils-lib. A remote unauthenticated
attacker who can access an application linked against nfs-utils-lib
could trigger this flaw and cause the application to crash. On Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 4 it is not possible to exploit this flaw to run
arbitrary code as the overflow is blocked by FORTIFY_SOURCE.
Users of nfs-utils-lib are advised to upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch that resolves this issue.
See also :
Update the affected nfs-utils-lib and / or nfs-utils-lib-devel
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 26112 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2007-3999