Scientific Linux Security Update : nfs-utils-lib on SL4.x i386/x86_64

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 60253


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Tenable Network Security discovered a stack-based buffer overflow flaw in the RPC library used by nfs-utils-lib. A remote unauthenticated attacker who can access an application linked against nfs-utils-lib could trigger this flaw and cause the application to crash. On Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 it is not possible to exploit this flaw to run arbitrary code as the overflow is blocked by FORTIFY_SOURCE.


Update the affected nfs-utils-lib and / or nfs-utils-lib-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 60253

File Name: sl_20070919_nfs_utils_lib_on_SL4_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2016/12/14

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3999

TRA: TRA-2007-07

CWE: 20, 119