CentOS 6 / 7 : rpcbind (CESA-2016:0005)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87778

Synopsis

The remote CentOS host is missing a security update.

Description

Updated rpcbind packages that fix one security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 and 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having Moderate security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The rpcbind utility is a server that converts RPC program numbers into universal addresses. It must be running on the host to be able to make RPC calls on a server on that machine.

A use-after-free flaw related to the PMAP_CALLIT operation and TCP/UDP connections was discovered in rpcbind. A remote attacker could possibly exploit this flaw to crash the rpcbind service by performing a series of UDP and TCP calls. (CVE-2015-7236)

All rpcbind users are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to correct this issue. If the rpcbind service is running, it will be automatically restarted after installing this update.

Solution

Update the affected rpcbind package.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?dd04ab19

http://www.nessus.org/u?4c9caf36

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87778

File Name: centos_RHSA-2016-0005.nasl

Version: 2.9

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/08

Updated: 2019/10/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:rpcbind, cpe:/o:centos:centos:6, cpe:/o:centos:centos:7

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/07

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2015/10/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7236

RHSA: 2016:0005