Oracle Linux 6 : libtirpc (ELSA-2017-1268)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100369


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2017:1268 :

An update for libtirpc is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

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)


Update the affected libtirpc packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100369

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2017-1268.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/05/24

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:U/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 7.2

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:F/RL:U/RC:X

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libtirpc, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libtirpc-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/05/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8779

OSVDB: 157016, 157017

RHSA: 2017:1268