Oracle Linux 6 / 7 : rpcbind (ELSA-2016-0005)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87792


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:0005 :

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.


Update the affected rpcbind package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87792

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-0005.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/08

Modified: 2016/12/07

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:oracle:linux:rpcbind, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:6, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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: 2016/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7236

OSVDB: 127773

RHSA: 2016:0005