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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for rpcbind RHSA-2017:1262-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'rpcbind'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'rpcbind'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The rpcbind utility is a server that
converts Remote Procedure Call (RPC) program numbers into universal addresses.
It must be running on the host to be able to make RPC calls on a server on that

Security Fix(es):

* It was found that due to the way rpcbind uses libtirpc (libntirpc), a
memory leak can occur when parsing specially crafted XDR messages. An
attacker sending thousands of messages to rpcbind could cause its memory
usage to grow without bound, eventually causing it to be terminated by the
OOM killer. (CVE-2017-8779)

Affected Software/OS:
rpcbind on Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server (v. 7)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2017-8779
BugTraq ID: 98325
Debian Security Information: DSA-3845 (Google Search)
RedHat Security Advisories: RHBA-2017:1497
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2017:1262
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2017:1263
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2017:1267
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2017:1268
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2017:1395
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