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Security update for nfs-utils

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(Last modified: 11JUL2003)


solutions Security update for nfs-utils SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8ad601c1bd93ee96c906254272c31fc0)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE eMail Server 3.1
SuSE eMail Server III
SuSE Firewall Adminhost VPN
SuSE Linux Admin-CD for Firewall
SuSE Firewall on CD 2 - VPN
SuSE Firewall on CD 2
SuSE Linux Connectivity Server
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA32
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IA64
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for PowerPC
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for S/390 and zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 7 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for x86
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM iSeries and IBM pSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM S/390 and IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IBM zSeries
SuSE Linux Office Server
SuSE Linux Openexchange Server 4
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for IPF
SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 8 for AMD64
SuSE Linux Desktop 1.0

Package: nfs-utils
Release: 20030711
Obsoletes: none

Indications

Install this update if you use NFS, regardless of whether as a server
or client.

Problem description

There is a one-byte buffer overflow in the logging functions of statd and mountd. It is unclear on what SuSE Linux products this overflow would be exploitable, if at all. Given that rpc.mountd and rpc.statd run as root user, however, we release these updates for all SuSE products as a matter of caution. In particular, we urge SLES7 customers to upgrade as soon as possible.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh nfs-utils.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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