Scientific Linux Security Update : nfs-utils-lib on SL4.x i386/x86_64

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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.
(CVE-2007-3999)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1f135278

Solution :

Update the affected nfs-utils-lib and / or nfs-utils-lib-devel
packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60253 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3999