Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 7.10 / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : nfs-utils vulnerability (USN-687-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 36927
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that nfs-utils did not properly enforce netgroup restrictions when using TCP Wrappers. Remote attackers could bypass the netgroup restrictions enabled by the administrator and possibly gain access to sensitive information.
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SolutionUpdate the affected nfs-common, nfs-kernel-server and / or nhfsstone packages.