RHEL 5 : scsi-target-utils (RHSA-2010:0518)

This script is Copyright (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.

Description :

An updated scsi-target-utils package that fixes multiple security
issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having
important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System
(CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is
available from the CVE link in the References section.

The scsi-target-utils package contains the daemon and tools to set up
and monitor SCSI targets. Currently, iSCSI software and iSER targets
are supported.

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in scsi-target-utils' tgtd
daemon. A remote attacker could trigger these flaws by sending a
carefully-crafted Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) request,
causing the tgtd daemon to crash. (CVE-2010-2221)

Red Hat would like to thank the Vulnerability Research Team at TELUS
Security Labs and Fujita Tomonori for responsibly reporting these

All scsi-target-utils users should upgrade to this updated package,
which contains a backported patch to correct these issues. All running
scsi-target-utils services must be restarted for the update to take

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected scsi-target-utils package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.7
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63937 ()

Bugtraq ID: 41327

CVE ID: CVE-2010-2221

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