Trustix alert: nfs-utils

Posted by dave on Mar 6, 2004 7:50 AM EDT
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Certain incorrect DNS setups would cause rpc.mountd to crash, resulting in a remote DoS of the DNS client at mount time.


- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Trustix Secure Linux Security Advisory #2004-0009

Package name: nfs-utils Summary: Denial of service Date: 2004-03-05 Affected versions: Trustix 2.0

- -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Package description: The nfs-utils package provides a daemon for the kernel NFS server and related tools, which provides a much higher level of performance than the traditional Linux NFS server used by most users.

Problem description: Certain incorrect DNS setups would cause rpc.mountd to crash, resulting in a remote DoS of the DNS client at mount time.

Action: We recommend that all systems with this package installed be upgraded. Please note that if you do not need the functionality provided by this package, you may want to remove it from your system.

Location: All Trustix updates are available from

About Trustix Secure Linux: Trustix Secure Linux is a small Linux distribution for servers. With focus on security and stability, the system is painlessly kept safe and up to date from day one using swup, the automated software updater.

Automatic updates: Users of the SWUP tool can enjoy having updates automatically installed using 'swup --upgrade'.

Public testing: Most updates for Trustix are made available for public testing some time before release. If you want to contribute by testing the various packages in the testing tree, please feel free to share your findings on the tsl-discuss mailinglist. The testing tree is located at

You may also use swup for public testing of updates: site { class = 0 location = "" regexp = ".*" }

Questions? Check out our mailing lists:

Verification: This advisory along with all Trustix packages are signed with the TSL sign key. This key is available from:

The advisory itself is available from the errata pages at or directly at

MD5sums of the packages: - -------------------------------------------------------------------------- 860718d4fc08d92708bec7d1e034f733 2.0/rpms/nfs-utils-1.0.6-1tr.i586.rpm ec55876d29b6723631505187ce5feeb8 2.0/srpms/nfs-utils-1.0.6-1tr.i586.rpm - --------------------------------------------------------------------------

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