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SGI IRIX update for rpc.mountd

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Release Date:  2003-11-24    Last Update:  2003-12-09    Views:  9,761

Secunia Advisory SA10278

Where:

From local network

Impact:

Security Bypass, Exposure of system information, DoS

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

Operating System:

CVE Reference(s):

Description


SGI has issued an update for rpc.mountd. This fixes multiple vulnerabilities, which can be exploited by malicious people to cause a Denial of Service or gain knowledge of certain system information.

1) The rpc.mountd service returns various replies depending on whether a requested file exists or not. This can be exploited to enumerate files present on the system by attempting to mount them and looking at the returned error messages.

2) The rpc.mountd service may accept connections from unprivileged ports when configured with the "-n" option.

3) An unspecified vulnerability can be exploited to cause a Denial of Service.


Solution:
Upgrade to 6.5.23 or apply patches:

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Original Advisory:
rpc.mountd Vulnerabilities
ftp://patches.sgi.com/support/free/security/advisories/20031102-01-P.asc

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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