GLSA-200801-04 : OpenAFS: Denial of Service

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29908


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200801-04 (OpenAFS: Denial of Service)

Russ Allbery, Jeffrey Altman, Dan Hyde and Thomas Mueller discovered a race condition due to an improper handling of the clients callbacks lists.
Impact :

A remote attacker could construct cases which trigger the race condition, resulting in a server crash.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All OpenAFS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/openafs-1.4.6'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29908

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200801-04.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2008/01/10

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6599

OSVDB: 39864

GLSA: 200801-04

CWE: 362