RHEL 6 / 7 : Storage Server (RHSA-2017:1395)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100716


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for libntirpc is now available for Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2 for RHEL 6 and Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.2 for RHEL 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.

This package contains a new implementation of the original libtirpc, transport-independent RPC (TI-RPC) library for NFS-Ganesha.

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 libntirpc, libntirpc-debuginfo and / or libntirpc-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100716

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-1395.nasl

Version: 3.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/09

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.1

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

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: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libntirpc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libntirpc-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libntirpc-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-8779

RHSA: 2017:1395