RHEL 5 : nfs-utils (RHSA-2008:0486)

High Nessus Plugin ID 33783


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated nfs-utils package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

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

The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel NFS server and related tools.

A flaw was found in the nfs-utils package build. The nfs-utils package was missing TCP wrappers support, which could result in an administrator believing they had access restrictions enabled when they did not. (CVE-2008-1376)

Users of nfs-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected nfs-utils package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 33783

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2008-0486.nasl

Version: 1.20

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/08/01

Updated: 2018/11/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:nfs-utils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/07/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-1376

RHSA: 2008:0486

CWE: 264