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.

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