SUSE SLES10 Security Update : nfs-utils (SUSE-SU-2013:1668-1)

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Synopsis :

The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

nfs-utils receives hereby a LTSS roll-up security and bugfix update.

- CVE-2013-1923: Allow DNS lookups to be avoided when
determining kerberos identity of server. The
NFS_GSSD_AVOID_DNS sysconfig variable must to be set for
this to take full effect as some installations could be
negatively affected by this change

More bugs have been fixed :

- Fixed bugs with the info provided by 'showmount -e' not
being updated correctly. (bnc#661493)

- nfsserver.init: Fix initialization of /var/lib/nfs/state
and run sm-notify at start up time when necessary
(bnc#628887)

- Increase number of supported krb5 mounts from 32 to 256.
(bnc#716463)

- Avoid crash if krb5_init_context fails (bnc#806840)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?ddb395ef
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-1923.html
https://bugzilla.novell.com/628887
https://bugzilla.novell.com/661493
https://bugzilla.novell.com/716463
https://bugzilla.novell.com/806840
https://bugzilla.novell.com/813464
http://www.nessus.org/u?8aba1b02

Solution :

Update the affected nfs-utils package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.2
(CVSS2#AV:A/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)
CVSS Temporal Score : 2.8
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 83600 ()

Bugtraq ID: 58854

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1923

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