RHEL 5 : scsi-target-utils (RHSA-2010:0518)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63937


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An updated scsi-target-utils package that fixes multiple security issues is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having important security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The scsi-target-utils package contains the daemon and tools to set up and monitor SCSI targets. Currently, iSCSI software and iSER targets are supported.

Multiple buffer overflow flaws were found in scsi-target-utils' tgtd daemon. A remote attacker could trigger these flaws by sending a carefully-crafted Internet Storage Name Service (iSNS) request, causing the tgtd daemon to crash. (CVE-2010-2221)

Red Hat would like to thank the Vulnerability Research Team at TELUS Security Labs and Fujita Tomonori for responsibly reporting these flaws.

All scsi-target-utils users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct these issues. All running scsi-target-utils services must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected scsi-target-utils package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63937

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2010-0518.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/01/24

Modified: 2014/05/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:scsi-target-utils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2221

BID: 41327

RHSA: 2010:0518