Debian DSA-3845-1 : libtirpc - security update

high Nessus Plugin ID 100029
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Guido Vranken discovered that incorrect memory management in libtirpc, a transport-independent RPC library used by rpcbind and other programs may result in denial of service via memory exhaustion (depending on memory management settings).


Upgrade the libtirpc packages.

For the stable distribution (jessie), this problem has been fixed in version 0.2.5-1+deb8u1 of libtirpc and version 0.2.1-6+deb8u2 of rpcbind.

For the upcoming stable distribution (stretch), this problem has been fixed in version 0.2.5-1.2 and version 0.2.3-0.6 of rpcbind.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100029

File Name: debian_DSA-3845.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/9/2017

Updated: 1/11/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:libtirpc, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/8/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8779

DSA: 3845