Debian DSA-975-1 : nfs-user-server - buffer overflow

medium Nessus Plugin ID 22841
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VPR Score: 5.5


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


Marcus Meissner discovered that attackers can trigger a buffer overflow in the path handling code by creating or abusing existing symlinks, which may lead to the execution of arbitrary code.

This vulnerability isn't present in the kernel NFS server.

This update includes a bugfix for attribute handling of symlinks. This fix does not have security implications, but at the time when this DSA was prepared it was already queued for the next stable point release, so we decided to include it beforehand.


Upgrade the nfs-user-server package.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2beta47-12woody1.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2beta47-20sarge2.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 22841

File Name: debian_DSA-975.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/14/2006

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.5

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:nfs-user-server, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2/15/2006

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/26/2006

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-0043

DSA: 975