remote code execution in nfs-utils

ID SUSE-SA:2003:031
Type suse
Reporter Suse
Modified 2003-07-15T12:32:28


The nfs-utils package contains various programs to offer and manage certain RPC services such as the rpc.mountd. iSEC Security Research has reported an off-by-one bug in the xlog() function used by the rpc.mountd. It is possible for remote attackers to use this off-by-one overflow to execute arbitrary code as root. Some of the products listed above seem not vulnerable to this one byte overflow due to the stack alignment generated by the compiler during the build. Nevertheless, since there is no easy workaround except shutting down the RPC services, an update is strongly recommended for every product listed above.