Debian Security Advisory

DLA-936-1 libtirpc -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
10 May 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 861834.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2017-8779.
More information:

Guido Vranken discovered that incorrect memory management in libtirpc, a transport-independent RPC library used by rpcbind and other programs may result in denial of service via memory exhaustion (depending on memory management settings).

For Debian 7 Wheezy, these problems have been fixed in version 0.2.2-5+deb7u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your libtirpc packages.

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