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RHSA-2003-207: nfs Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the nfs packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated nfs-utils packages are available that fix a remotely exploitable
Denial of Service vulnerability.
The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel NFS server and
Janusz Niewiadomski found a buffer overflow bug in nfs-utils version 1.0.3
and earlier. This bug could be exploited by a possible hacker, causing a remote
Denial of Service (crash). It is not believed that this bug could lead to
remote arbitrary code execution.
Users are advised to update to these erratum packages, which contain a
backported security patch supplied by the nfs-utils maintainers and are not
vulnerable to this issue.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-207.html
Threat Level: High
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