Multiple Linux rpc.mountd Remote Overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 11337


The remote service has a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The remote mount daemon seems to have a buffer overflow vulnerability. A remote attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code as root.


Consult your vendor for patch or upgrade information.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 11337

File Name: mountd_overflow.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: remote

Published: 3/12/2003

Updated: 7/16/2018

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

Required KB Items: rpc/portmap

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/12/1998

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-1999-0002

BID: 121

CWE: 119

CERT-CC: CA-1998-12