Debian DSA-1458-1 : openafs - programming error

medium Nessus Plugin ID 29935
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


A race condition in the OpenAFS fileserver allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service (daemon crash) by simultaneously acquiring and giving back file callbacks, which causes the handler for the GiveUpAllCallBacks RPC to perform linked-list operations without the host_glock lock.


Upgrade the openafs packages.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 1.3.81-3sarge3.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 1.4.2-6etch1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29935

File Name: debian_DSA-1458.nasl

Version: 1.17

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/14/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:openafs, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/10/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-6599

BID: 27132

DSA: 1458

CWE: 362