Date: 01 August 2008
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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
ESB-2008.0755 -- [UNIX/Linux][RedHat]
Moderate: nfs-utils security update
1 August 2008
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Publisher: Red Hat
Operating System: Red Hat Linux 5
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact: Reduced Security
Access: Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2008-1376
Original Bulletin: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2008-0486.html
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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
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
The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel NFS server and
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.
Users of nfs-utils are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch to resolve this issue.
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
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):
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server):
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Copyright 2008 Red Hat, Inc.
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