CentOS 4 : nfs-utils-lib (CESA-2007:0913)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 26077


The remote CentOS host is missing one or more security updates.


An updated nfs-utils-lib package to correct a security flaw is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

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

The nfs-utils-lib package contains support libraries that are needed by the commands and daemons of the nfs-utils package.

Tenable Network Security discovered a stack-based buffer overflow flaw in the RPC library used by nfs-utils-lib. A remote unauthenticated attacker who can access an application linked against nfs-utils-lib could trigger this flaw and cause the application to crash. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 it is not possible to exploit this flaw to run arbitrary code as the overflow is blocked by FORTIFY_SOURCE.

Users of nfs-utils-lib are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch that resolves this issue.


Update the affected nfs-utils-lib packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 26077

File Name: centos_RHSA-2007-0913.nasl

Version: 1.24

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/24/2007

Updated: 1/4/2021

Supported Sensors: Agentless Assessment, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nfs-utils-lib, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:nfs-utils-lib-devel, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/21/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/5/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3999

BID: 25534

CWE: 20, 119

RHSA: 2007:0913

TRA: TRA-2007-07