USN-36-1: NFS statd vulnerability

1 December 2004

nfs-utils vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description

Details

SGI discovered a remote Denial of Service vulnerability in the NFS statd server. statd did not ignore the “SIGPIPE” signal which caused it to shutdown if a misconfigured or malicious peer terminated the TCP connection prematurely.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 4.10
nfs-common

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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