CERT Advisory CA-98.12: Exploitable Buffer Overflow in mountd?
I just got the following message from my local network administrator.
I visited the URL and found a pointer to a patch for Red Hat systems,
but found no mention of what to do about a Debian system.
I am running an up-to-date Debian slink system.
Does anybody know about this? I hope it's not a FAQ.
----- Forwarded message from Andy Feldt <email@example.com> -----
Date: Tue, 27 Oct 1998 14:18:43 -0600
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Andy Feldt)
Subject: security bug!
You should take action on this as soon as possible:
3) BUFFER OVERFLOW VULNERABILITY IN MOUNTD (10/12/98)
Some request logging implementations of NFS servers exhibit a vulnerability.
The vulnerability lies in the software on the NFS server that handles
requests to mount file systems. This program is usually named "mountd"
or "rpc.mountd". Malicious users who exploit the vulnerability are able
to gain root access to the vulnerable NFS file server. This vulnerability
can be exploited remotely and does not require an account on the target
machine. For further information can be found at:
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