Oracle Linux 5 : nfs-utils (ELSA-2008-0486)

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Synopsis :

The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

From Red Hat Security Advisory 2008:0486 :

An updated nfs-utils package that fixes a security issue is now
available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the
Red Hat Security Response Team.

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

A flaw was found in the nfs-utils package build. The nfs-utils package
was missing TCP wrappers support, which could result in an
administrator believing they had access restrictions enabled when they
did not. (CVE-2008-1376)

Users of nfs-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

See also :

https://oss.oracle.com/pipermail/el-errata/2008-July/000696.html

Solution :

Update the affected nfs-utils package.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Oracle Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 67695 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-1376