RHEL 3 : redhat-config-nfs (RHSA-2004:434)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14802


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated redhat-config-nfs package that fixes bugs and potential security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3.

The redhat-config-nfs package includes a graphical user interface for creating, modifying, and deleting nfs shares.

John Buswell discovered a flaw in redhat-config-nfs that could lead to incorrect permissions on exported shares when exporting to multiple hosts. This could cause an option such as 'all_squash' to not be applied to all of the listed hosts. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2004-0750 to this issue.

Additionally, a bug was found that prevented redhat-config-nfs from being run if hosts didn't have options set in /etc/exports.

All users of redhat-config-nfs are advised to upgrade to these updated packages as well as checking their NFS shares directly or via the /etc/exports file for any incorrectly set options.


Update the affected redhat-config-nfs package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14802

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2004-434.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/09/23

Modified: 2017/08/15

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:redhat-config-nfs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:3

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2004/09/22

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2004/09/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0750

OSVDB: 10219

RHSA: 2004:434