GLSA-200903-06 : nfs-utils: Access restriction bypass

High Nessus Plugin ID 35796


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200903-06 (nfs-utils: Access restriction bypass)

Michele Marcionelli reported that nfs-utils invokes the hosts_ctl() function with the wrong order of arguments, which causes TCP Wrappers to ignore netgroups.
Impact :

A remote attacker could bypass intended access restrictions, i.e. NFS netgroups, and gain access to restricted services.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All nfs-utils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/nfs-utils-1.1.3'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 35796

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-200903-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/03/08

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:nfs-utils, 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: 2009/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-4552

BID: 31823

OSVDB: 49182

GLSA: 200903-06

CWE: 264