Scientific Linux Security Update : libtirpc on SL7.x x86_64

High Nessus Plugin ID 100347


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


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)


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

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100347

File Name: sl_20170521_libtirpc_on_SL7_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/23

Modified: 2018/01/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8779