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SuSE Security Advisory: 2.2beta47 within nkitaNov 15, 1999, 02:57 (0 Talkback[s])
SuSE Security Announcement
Package: nfs-server < 2.2beta47 within nkita
Affected SuSE versions: all
A security hole was discovered in the package mentioned above. Please update as soon as possible or disable the service if you are using this software on your SuSE Linux installation(s).
Other Linux distributions or operating systems might be affected as well, please contact your vendor for information about this issue.
Please note, that that we provide this information on "as-is" basis only. There is no warranty whatsoever and no liability for any direct, indirect or incidental damage arising from this information or the installation of the update package.
1. Problem Description
The rpc.nfsd which is part of the nfs-server package was found to have two remote vulnerabilities.
Via a buffer overflow, remote root access can be achieved. Write access to the local filesystem which is exported is necessary. Another security problem are improper root_sqash export handlings.
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Type Bits/KeyID Date User ID pub 2048/3D25D3D9 1999/03/06 SuSE Security Team
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