Debian DSA-1368-1 : librpcsecgss - buffer overflow

critical Nessus Plugin ID 26029
New! Plugin Severity Now Using CVSS v3

The calculated severity for Plugins has been updated to use CVSS v3 by default. Plugins that do not have a CVSS v3 score will fall back to CVSS v2 for calculating severity. Severity display preferences can be toggled in the settings dropdown.

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that a buffer overflow of the library for secure RPC communication over the rpcsec_gss protocol allows the execution of arbitrary code.

The oldstable distribution (sarge) doesn't contain librpcsecgss.

Solution

Upgrade the librpcsecgss packages.

For the stable distribution (etch) this problem has been fixed in version 0.14-2etch1.

See Also

https://www.debian.org/security/2007/dsa-1368

https://www.tenable.com/security/research/tra-2007-07

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 26029

File Name: debian_DSA-1368.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/14/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:librpcsecgss, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/4/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3999

DSA: 1368

TRA: TRA-2007-07

CWE: 20, 119