Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 937-1] rpcbind security update)

Published: 2018-01-24 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:C

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
rpcbind on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 7 'Wheezy', these problems have been fixed in version 0.2.0-8+deb7u2. We recommend that you upgrade your rpcbind Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
Guido Vranken discovered that incorrect memory management in libtirpc, a transport-independent RPC library used by rpcbind and other programs may result in denial of service via memory exhaustion (depending on memory management settings).

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2017-8779

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2017/05/msg00007.html

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Severity
High
CVSS Score
7.8

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