RedHat: Updated package for nfs-utils available
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RedHat Linux The rpc.statd daemon contains a potential remote root compromise
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                   Red Hat, Inc. Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Updated package for nfs-utils available
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2000:043-02
Issue date:        2000-07-17
Updated on:        2000-07-17
Product:           Red Hat Linux
Keywords:          rpc.statd root compromise
Cross references:  N/A
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1. Topic:

The rpc.statd daemon in the nfs-utils package shipped in Red Hat
Linux 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 contains a flaw that could lead to a
remote root break-in.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Linux 6.0 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.1 - i386, alpha, sparc
Red Hat Linux 6.2 - i386, alpha, sparc

3. Problem description:

The rpc.statd daemon shipped in Red Hat Linux 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2
contains a flaw that could lead to a remote root break-in.
Version 0.1.9.1 of the nfs-utils package corrects the problem.
Although there is no known exploit for the flaw in rpc.statd,
Red Hat urges all users running rpc.statd to upgrade to
the new nfs-utils package.

Users should note that in Red Hat Linux 6.0 and 6.1 the rpc.statd
daemon was in the knfsd-clients package.  The nfs-utils package
replaces both the knfsd and knfsd-clients packages shipped in
Red Hat Linux 6.0 and 6.1.

On systems running a kernel older than 2.2.16-3, users should
also take this opportunity to upgrade to the latest kernel
release.

4. Solution:

For each RPM for your particular architecture, run:

rpm -Fvh [filename]

where filename is the name of the RPM.

5. Bug IDs fixed  (http://bugzilla.Red Hat.com/bugzilla for more info):

N/A

6. RPMs required:

Red Hat Linux 6.2:

sparc: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/sparc/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.sparc.rpm

alpha: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/alpha/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.alpha.rpm

i386: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/i386/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.i386.rpm

sources: 
ftp://updates.Red Hat.com/6.2/SRPMS/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.src.rpm

7. Verification:

MD5 sum                           Package Name
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fb038f83f091c8ba3c81d272b19aab0b  6.2/SRPMS/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.src.rpm
9ffff59f1ac1dbe09694d70abaf356d2  6.2/alpha/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.alpha.rpm
c8fb4d05baca53e48e94c7759304726f  6.2/i386/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.i386.rpm
0c32df4230662b6e48251fcb220364d1  6.2/sparc/nfs-utils-0.1.9.1-1.sparc.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat, Inc. for security.  Our key
is available at:
     http://www.Red Hat.com/corp/contact.html

You can verify each package with the following command:
    rpm --checksig  

If you only wish to verify that each package has not been corrupted or
tampered with, examine only the md5sum with the following command:
    rpm --checksig --nogpg 

8. References:

N/A


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