SUSE SLES10 Security Update : nfs-utils (SUSE-SU-2013:1668-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 83600


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


nfs-utils receives hereby a LTSS roll-up security and bugfix update.

- CVE-2013-1923: Allow DNS lookups to be avoided when determining kerberos identity of server. The NFS_GSSD_AVOID_DNS sysconfig variable must to be set for this to take full effect as some installations could be negatively affected by this change

More bugs have been fixed :

- Fixed bugs with the info provided by 'showmount -e' not being updated correctly. (bnc#661493)

- nfsserver.init: Fix initialization of /var/lib/nfs/state and run sm-notify at start up time when necessary (bnc#628887)

- Increase number of supported krb5 mounts from 32 to 256.

- Avoid crash if krb5_init_context fails (bnc#806840)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected nfs-utils package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 83600

File Name: suse_SU-2013-1668-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/20

Modified: 2015/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.2

Temporal Score: 2.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:nfs-utils, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/11/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1923

BID: 58854

OSVDB: 92035