Scientific Linux Security Update : libtirpc on SL6.x i386/srpm/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 66709


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


A flaw was found in the way libtirpc decoded RPC requests. A specially- crafted RPC request could cause libtirpc to attempt to free a buffer provided by an application using the library, even when the buffer was not dynamically allocated. This could cause an application using libtirpc, such as rpcbind, to crash. (CVE-2013-1950)

All running applications using libtirpc must be restarted for the update to take effect.


Update the affected libtirpc, libtirpc-debuginfo and / or libtirpc-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 66709

File Name: sl_20130530_libtirpc_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/05/31

Modified: 2013/07/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

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: 2013/05/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1950