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nfs-utils: Multiple remote vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 200412-08 / nfs-utils
Release Date December 14, 2004
Latest Revision December 14, 2004: 01
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
net-fs/nfs-utils < 1.0.6-r6 >= 1.0.6-r6 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #72113


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in nfs-utils that could lead to a Denial of Service, or the execution of arbitrary code.

2.  Impact Information


nfs-utils is a package containing the client and daemon implementations for the NFS protocol.


Arjan van de Ven has discovered a buffer overflow on 64-bit architectures in 'rquota_server.c' of nfs-utils (CAN-2004-0946). A remotely exploitable flaw on all architectures also exists in the 'statd.c' file of nfs-utils (CAN-2004-1014), which can be triggered by a mishandled SIGPIPE.


A remote attacker could potentially cause a Denial of Service, or even execute arbitrary code (64-bit architectures only) on a remote NFS server.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All nfs-utils users should upgarde to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/nfs-utils-1.0.6-r6"

4.  References


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