Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : rpcbind vulnerability (USN-2756-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86220
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected rpcbind package.