Security hole in nfs-server < 2.2beta47 within nkita | LinuxSecurit...

                        SuSE Security Announcement

        Package: nfs-server < 2.2beta47 within nkita
        Date:    Fri, 12 Nov 1999 02:12:50 GMT

        Affected SuSE versions: all
        Vulnerability Type:     remote root compromise
	SuSE default package:   yes (not activated by default)
	Other affected systems: all linux systems using the nfs-server

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.

2. Impact

  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.

3. Solution

  Updated the package from our FTP server.

Please verify these md5 checksums of the updates before installing:


You can find updates on our ftp-Server: for Intel processors  for Alpha processors

or try the following web pages for a list of mirrors:

Our webpage for patches:

Our webpage for security announcements:

If you want to report vulnerabilities, please contact
  [email protected]

Security hole in nfs-server < 2.2beta47 within nkita

December 8, 1999




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