CentOS 7 : libtirpc (CESA-2017:1263)

high Nessus Plugin ID 100327
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Synopsis

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

Description

An update for libtirpc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Important. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The libtirpc packages contain SunLib's implementation of transport-independent remote procedure call (TI-RPC) documentation, which includes a library required by programs in the nfs-utils and rpcbind packages.

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)

Solution

Update the affected libtirpc packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?43304b17

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100327

File Name: centos_RHSA-2017-1263.nasl

Version: 3.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 5/23/2017

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2017-8779

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4

CVSS v2

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

CVSS v3

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:centos:centos:libtirpc, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:libtirpc-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/CentOS/release, Host/CentOS/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/22/2017

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/4/2017

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8779

RHSA: 2017:1263