Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : rpcbind vulnerability (USN-2756-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86220


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


It was discovered that rpcbind incorrectly handled certain memory structures. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause rpcbind to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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


Update the affected rpcbind package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 86220

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2756-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/10/01

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:POC/RL:ND/RC:ND


Base Score: 7.5

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:rpcbind, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/09/30

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7236

OSVDB: 127773

USN: 2756-1