Scientific Linux Security Update : libtirpc on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

Security Fix(es) :

- It was found that due to the way rpcbind uses libtirpc
(libntirpc), a memory leak can occur when parsing
specially crafted XDR messages. An attacker sending
thousands of messages to rpcbind could cause its memory
usage to grow without bound, eventually causing it to be
terminated by the OOM killer. (CVE-2017-8779)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?72f308d1

Solution :

Update the affected libtirpc, libtirpc-debuginfo and / or
libtirpc-devel packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100372 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-8779

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