Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : nfs-utils (MDKSA-2004:146)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15919
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionSGI developers discovered a remote DoS (Denial of Service) condition in the NFS statd server. rpc.statd did not ignore the 'SIGPIPE' signal which would cause it to shutdown if a misconfigured or malicious peer terminated the TCP connection prematurely.
The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.
SolutionUpdate the affected nfs-utils and / or nfs-utils-clients packages.