Debian Security Advisory
DLA-1965-1 nfs-utils -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 19 Oct 2019
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 940848.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-3689.
- More information:
In the nfs-utils package, providing support files for Network File System (NFS) including the rpc.statd daemon, the directory /var/lib/nfs is owned by statd:nogroup. This directory contains files owned and managed by root. If statd is compromised, it can therefore trick processes running with root privileges into creating/overwriting files anywhere on the system.
For Debian 8
Jessie, this problem has been fixed in version 1.2.8-9+deb8u1.
We recommend that you upgrade your nfs-utils packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS