Scientific Linux Security Update : rpcbind on SL6.x, SL7.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 87813


The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


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)

If the rpcbind service is running, it will be automatically restarted after installing this update.


Update the affected rpcbind and / or rpcbind-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 87813

File Name: sl_20160107_rpcbind_on_SL6_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/01/08

Modified: 2016/10/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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


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: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/01/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7236