Originally Published: Tuesday, 18 July 2000 Author: Alexander Reelsen
Published to: news_enhance_security/Security News Page: 1/1 - [Std View]

Red Hat Security Advisory - nfs-utils

The rpc.statd daemon in the nfs-utils package shipped in Red Hat Linux 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 contains a flaw that could lead to a remote root break-in.

Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2000 19:15:00 -0400 From: bugzilla@REDHAT.COM Subject: [RHSA-2000:043-02] Updated package for nfs-utils available To: BUGTRAQ@SECURITYFOCUS.COM

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Synopsis: Updated package for nfs-utils available Advisory ID: RHSA-2000:043-02 Issue date: 2000-07-17 Updated on: 2000-07-17 Product: Red Hat Linux Keywords: rpc.statd root compromise Cross references: N/A ---------------------------------------------------------------------

1. Topic:

The rpc.statd daemon in the nfs-utils package shipped in Red Hat Linux 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 contains a flaw that could lead to a remote root break-in.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 6.0 - i386, alpha, sparc Red Hat Linux 6.1 - i386, alpha, sparc Red Hat Linux 6.2 - i386, alpha, sparc

3. Problem description:

The rpc.statd daemon shipped in Red Hat Linux 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 contains a flaw that could lead to a remote root break-in. Version 0.1.9.1 of the nfs-utils package corrects the problem. Although there is no known exploit for the flaw in rpc.statd, Red Hat urges all users running rpc.statd to upgrade to the new nfs-utils package.

Users should note that in Red Hat Linux 6.0 and 6.1 the rpc.statd daemon was in the knfsd-clients package. The nfs-utils package replaces both the knfsd and knfsd-clients packages shipped in Red Hat Linux 6.0 and 6.1.

On systems running a kernel older than 2.2.16-3, users should also take this opportunity to upgrade to the latest kernel release.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

5. Bug IDs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla for more info):

N/A

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 6.2:

sparc: ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/sparc/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.sparc.rpm

alpha: ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/alpha/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.alpha.rpm

i386: ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/i386/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.i386.rpm

sources: ftp://updates.redhat.com/6.2/SRPMS/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.src.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum Package Name -------------------------------------------------------------------------- fb038f83f091c8ba3c81d272b19aab0b 6.2/SRPMS/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.src.rpm 9ffff59f1ac1dbe09694d70abaf356d2 6.2/alpha/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.alpha.rpm c8fb4d05baca53e48e94c7759304726f 6.2/i386/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.i386.rpm 0c32df4230662b6e48251fcb220364d1 6.2/sparc/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.sparc.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security. Our key is available at: http://www.redhat.com/corp/contact.html

You can verify each package with the following command: rpm --checksig

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command: rpm --checksig --nogpg

8. References:

N/A

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