Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : nfs-utils (MDKSA-2004:146)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 15919


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


SGI 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.


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

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 15919

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-146.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/12/07

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nfs-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nfs-utils-clients, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1014

MDKSA: 2004:146