Debian DSA-142-1 : openafs - integer overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 14979


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


An integer overflow bug has been discovered in the RPC library used by the OpenAFS database server, which is derived from the SunRPC library.
This bug could be exploited to crash certain OpenAFS servers (volserver, vlserver, ptserver, buserver) or to obtain unauthorized root access to a host running one of these processes. No exploits are known to exist yet.


Upgrade the openafs packages.

This problem has been fixed in version 1.2.3final2-6 for the current stable distribution (woody) and in version 1.2.6-1 for the unstable distribution (sid). Debian 2.2 (potato) is not affected since it doesn't contain OpenAFS packages.

OpenAFS is only available for the architectures alpha, i386, powerpc, s390, sparc. Hence, we only provide fixed packages for these architectures.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14979

File Name: debian_DSA-142.nasl

Version: 1.21

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/29/2004

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openafs, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 8/5/2002

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0391

BID: 5356

CERT: 192995

DSA: 142