Oracle Linux 4 : nfs-utils-lib (ELSA-2007-0913)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 67575


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


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0913 :

An updated nfs-utils-lib package to correct a security flaw is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.

This update has been rated as having important security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The nfs-utils-lib package contains support libraries that are needed by the commands and daemons of the nfs-utils package.

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.

Users of nfs-utils-lib are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch that resolves this issue.


Update the affected nfs-utils-lib packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 67575

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0913.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2016/12/07

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 8.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nfs-utils-lib, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:nfs-utils-lib-devel, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/19

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2007/09/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3999

BID: 25534

OSVDB: 37324, 37325, 37332

RHSA: 2007:0913

TRA: TRA-2007-07

CWE: 20, 119