RHEL 2.1 : ncpfs (RHSA-2005:371)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18278


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An updated ncpfs package is now available.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Ncpfs is a file system that understands the Novell NetWare(TM) NCP protocol.

A bug was found in the way ncpfs handled file permissions. ncpfs did not sufficiently check if the file owner matched the user attempting to access the file, potentially violating the file permissions. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CVE-2005-0013 to this issue.

All users of ncpfs are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains backported fixes for this issue.


Update the affected ipxutils and / or ncpfs packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18278

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-371.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.19 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/05/17

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ipxutils, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ncpfs, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/05/17

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/01/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-0013

OSVDB: 13297

RHSA: 2005:371