Network Block Device (NBD) Server Request Handling Remote Overflow

high Nessus Plugin ID 20341


The remote service is affected by a buffer overflow vulnerability.


The version of the Network Block Device (NBD) server installed on the remote host does not properly check the size of read requests before filling a dynamically-allocated buffer. Using a specially crafted read request, an attacker can overwrite this buffer, which could crash the affected server or allow for the execution of arbitrary code.


Upgrade to NBD 2.8.3 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20341

File Name: nbd_bufsize_overflow.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: remote

Published: 12/24/2005

Updated: 4/11/2022

Configuration: Enable thorough checks

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.5


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

Vulnerability Information

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/21/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-3534

BID: 16029