RedHat: Moderate: nfs-utils security update
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
RedHat Linux An updated nfs-utils package that fixes a security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. A flaw was found in the nfs-utils package build. The nfs-utils package was missing TCP wrappers support, which could result in an administrator believing they had access restrictions enabled when they did not. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the RedHat Security Response Team.
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                   Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis:          Moderate: nfs-utils security update
Advisory ID:       RHSA-2008:0486-01
Product:           Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Advisory URL:      https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0486.html
Issue date:        2008-07-31
CVE Names:         CVE-2008-1376 
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1. Summary:

An updated nfs-utils package that fixes a security issue is now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - i386, x86_64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - i386, ia64, ppc, s390x, x86_64

3. Description:

The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel NFS server and
related tools.

A flaw was found in the nfs-utils package build. The nfs-utils package was
missing TCP wrappers support, which could result in an administrator
believing they had access restrictions enabled when they did not.
(CVE-2008-1376)

Users of nfs-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released
errata relevant to your system have been applied.  

This update is available via Red Hat Network.  Details on how to use 
the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at
http://kbase.redhat.com/faq/FAQ_58_10188

5. Bugs fixed (http://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

440114 - CVE-2008-1376 RHEL5 nfs-utils is missing tcp_wrappers support

6. Package List:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Client/en/os/SRPMS/nfs-utils-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.src.rpm

i386:
nfs-utils-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.i386.rpm
nfs-utils-debuginfo-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.i386.rpm

x86_64:
nfs-utils-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.x86_64.rpm
nfs-utils-debuginfo-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.x86_64.rpm

Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):

Source:
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/enterprise/5Server/en/os/SRPMS/nfs-utils-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.src.rpm

i386:
nfs-utils-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.i386.rpm
nfs-utils-debuginfo-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.i386.rpm

ia64:
nfs-utils-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.ia64.rpm
nfs-utils-debuginfo-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.ia64.rpm

ppc:
nfs-utils-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.ppc.rpm
nfs-utils-debuginfo-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.ppc.rpm

s390x:
nfs-utils-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.s390x.rpm
nfs-utils-debuginfo-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.s390x.rpm

x86_64:
nfs-utils-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.x86_64.rpm
nfs-utils-debuginfo-1.0.9-35z.el5_2.x86_64.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security.  Our key and 
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package

7. References:

http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2008-1376
http://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is .  More contact
details at https://www.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.