Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : nfs-utils (MDKSA-2003:076)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14059


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


An off-by-one buffer overflow was found in the logging code in nfs-utils when adding a newline to the string being logged. This could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code or cause a DoS (Denial of Service) on the server by sending certain RPC requests.


Update the affected nfs-utils and / or nfs-utils-clients packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14059

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-076.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nfs-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nfs-utils-clients, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2003/07/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0252

MDKSA: 2003:076