GLSA-200710-01 : RPCSEC_GSS library: Buffer overflow

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 26941


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-01 (RPCSEC_GSS library: Buffer overflow)

A stack based buffer overflow has been discovered in the svcauth_gss_validate() function in file lib/rpc/svc_auth_gss.c when processing an overly long string in a RPC message.
Impact :

A remote attacker could send a specially crafted RPC request to an application relying on this library, e.g NFSv4 or Kerberos (GLSA-200709-01), resulting in the execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running the application.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All librpcsecgss users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-libs/librpcsecgss-0.16'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 26941

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200710-01.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.20 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/09

Modified: 2018/01/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:librpcsecgss, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/04

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/09/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3999

OSVDB: 37324

GLSA: 200710-01

TRA: TRA-2007-07

CWE: 20, 119