Ubuntu 4986-1: rpcbind vulnerability | LinuxSecurity.com
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4986-1
June 09, 2021

rpcbind vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

rpcbind could be made to consume resources and crash if it received
specially crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- rpcbind: converts RPC program numbers into universal addresses

Details:

It was discovered that rpcbind incorrectly handled certain large data
sizes. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause rpcbind to consume
resources, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  rpcbind                         0.2.3-0.6ubuntu0.18.04.2

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4986-1
  CVE-2017-8779

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rpcbind/0.2.3-0.6ubuntu0.18.04.2

Ubuntu 4986-1: rpcbind vulnerability

June 9, 2021

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Summary: rpcbind could be made to consume resources and crash if it received specially crafted network traffic. Software Description: - rpcbind: converts RPC program numbers into universal addresses Details: It was discovered that rpcbind incorrectly handled certain large data sizes. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause rpcbind to consume resources, leading to a denial of service.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: rpcbind 0.2.3-0.6ubuntu0.18.04.2 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.

References

https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4986-1

CVE-2017-8779

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4986-1

Package Information

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/rpcbind/0.2.3-0.6ubuntu0.18.04.2

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