Scientific Linux Security Update : rpcbind on SL6.x i386/x86_64
High Nessus Plugin ID 100373
SynopsisThe remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSecurity 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)
SolutionUpdate the affected rpcbind and / or rpcbind-debuginfo packages.