RHEL 4 : nfs-utils-lib (RHSA-2007:0913)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 26112

Synopsis

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

Description

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.
(CVE-2007-3999)

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

Solution

Update the affected nfs-utils-lib and / or nfs-utils-lib-devel packages.

See Also

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2007-3999

https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2007:0913

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

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 26112

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2007-0913.nasl

Version: 1.31

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/09/24

Updated: 2018/11/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nfs-utils-lib, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nfs-utils-lib-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4.5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3999

BID: 25534

RHSA: 2007:0913

TRA: TRA-2007-07

CWE: 20, 119