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Fedora-Legacy alert FLSA:138098 (nfs-utils)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [FLSA-2006:138098] Updated nfs-utils package fixes security issues
Date:  Sat, 25 Feb 2006 09:57:37 -0500

--------------------------------------------------------------------- Fedora Legacy Update Advisory Synopsis: Updated nfs-utils package fixes security issues Advisory ID: FLSA:138098 Issue date: 2006-02-25 Product: Red Hat Linux, Fedora Core Keywords: Bugfix CVE Names: CVE-2004-0946 CVE-2004-1014 --------------------------------------------------------------------- --------------------------------------------------------------------- 1. Topic: An updated nfs-utils package that fixes security issues is now available. The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel NFS server and related tools, providing a much higher level of performance than the traditional Linux NFS server used by most users. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Linux 7.3 - i386 Red Hat Linux 9 - i386 Fedora Core 1 - i386 Fedora Core 2 - i386 3. Problem description: 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 ( has assigned the name CVE-2004-0946 to this issue. In addition, the Fedora Core 2 update fixes the following issue: 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 ( has assigned the name CVE-2004-1014 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 all previously released errata relevant to your system have been applied. To update all RPMs for your particular architecture, run: rpm -Fvh [filenames] where [filenames] is a list of the RPMs you wish to upgrade. Only those RPMs which are currently installed will be updated. Those RPMs which are not installed but included in the list will not be updated. Note that you can also use wildcards (*.rpm) if your current directory *only* contains the desired RPMs. Please note that this update is also available via yum and apt. Many people find this an easier way to apply updates. To use yum issue: yum update or to use apt: apt-get update; apt-get upgrade This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate RPMs being upgraded on your system. This assumes that you have yum or apt-get configured for obtaining Fedora Legacy content. Please visit for directions on how to configure yum and apt-get. 5. Bug IDs fixed: 6. RPMs required: Red Hat Linux 7.3: SRPM: i386: Red Hat Linux 9: SRPM: i386: Fedora Core 1: SRPM: i386: Fedora Core 2: SRPM: i386: 7. Verification: SHA1 sum Package Name --------------------------------------------------------------------- fc563f70e9f2b5eeafb51b9444469689185ef504 redhat/7.3/updates/i386/nfs-utils-0.3.3-6.73.2.legacy.i386.rpm 79dd718df766c23fc8ab4880a0e1557ca990c181 redhat/7.3/updates/SRPMS/nfs-utils-0.3.3-6.73.2.legacy.src.rpm 45c4f3a310d3090271f0d0798cae1e3148ab8299 redhat/9/updates/i386/nfs-utils-1.0.1-3.9.2.legacy.i386.rpm bf009c4fe075b7105316084c6ca577f15c5bdb52 redhat/9/updates/SRPMS/nfs-utils-1.0.1-3.9.2.legacy.src.rpm 1c96ae93420683ad79b675b205ecb5d6ddb61ef4 fedora/1/updates/i386/nfs-utils-1.0.6-1.2.legacy.i386.rpm 6d4ee9e13e8b3bf1278d59b48ccb0c48f7645f7f fedora/1/updates/SRPMS/nfs-utils-1.0.6-1.2.legacy.src.rpm 2063735e17273d7967c8fa1f3649ab86921c910e fedora/2/updates/i386/nfs-utils-1.0.6-22.2.legacy.i386.rpm dc3207c089204dd1c47653dc4918fe45b81a8654 fedora/2/updates/SRPMS/nfs-utils-1.0.6-22.2.legacy.src.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Fedora Legacy for security. Our key is available from You can verify each package with the following command: rpm --checksig -v <filename> If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or tampered with, examine only the sha1sum with the following command: sha1sum <filename> 8. References: 9. Contact: The Fedora Legacy security contact is <>. More project details at ---------------------------------------------------------------------

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