RHSA-2005:014-01: Updated nfs-utils package fixes security vulnerabilities
Posted on: 01/12/2005 06:18 PM

An updated nfs-utils package has been released for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Updated nfs-utils package fixes security vulnerabilities
Advisory ID: RHSA-2005:014-01
Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-014.html
Issue date: 2005-01-12
Updated on: 2005-01-12
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux
CVE Names: CAN-2004-1014 CAN-2004-0946
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1. Summary:

An updated nfs-utils package that fixes various security issues is now available.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1 - i386, ia64
Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1 - ia64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1 - i386
Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1 - i386

3. Problem description:

The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel NFS server and related tools.

SGI reported that the statd daemon did not properly handle the SIGPIPE signal. A misconfigured or malicious peer could cause statd to crash, leading to a denial of service. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-1014 to this issue.

Arjan van de Ven discovered a buffer overflow in rquotad. On 64-bit architectures, an improper integer conversion can lead to a buffer overflow. An attacker with access to an NFS share could send a specially crafted request which could lead to the execution of arbitrary code. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0946 to this issue.

All users of nfs-utils should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. Use Red Hat Network to download and update your packages. To launch the Red Hat Update Agent, use the following command:

up2date

For information on how to install packages manually, refer to the following Web page for the System Administration or Customization guide specific to your system:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/enterprise/

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

144652 - CAN-2004-1014 DoS in statd
138063 - CAN-2004-0946 buffer overflow in rquotad

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux AS (Advanced Server) version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AS/en/os/SRPMS/nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.src.rpm
9553612895ebfaa51e95f6ca30917ae3 nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.src.rpm

i386:
b5e37053bfa2a629ad89cf8aa55fdd81 nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.i386.rpm

ia64:
1acfa8622a1a9a98f676e8d5e8ada932 nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Linux Advanced Workstation 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1AW/en/os/SRPMS/nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.src.rpm
9553612895ebfaa51e95f6ca30917ae3 nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.src.rpm

ia64:
1acfa8622a1a9a98f676e8d5e8ada932 nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.ia64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1ES/en/os/SRPMS/nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.src.rpm
9553612895ebfaa51e95f6ca30917ae3 nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.src.rpm

i386:
b5e37053bfa2a629ad89cf8aa55fdd81 nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.i386.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux WS version 2.1:

SRPMS:
ftp://updates.redhat.com/enterprise/2.1WS/en/os/SRPMS/nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.src.rpm
9553612895ebfaa51e95f6ca30917ae3 nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.src.rpm

i386:
b5e37053bfa2a629ad89cf8aa55fdd81 nfs-utils-0.3.3-11.i386.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-1014
http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CAN-2004-0946

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is secalert@redhat.com. More contact details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2005 Red Hat, Inc.


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