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Vulnerability Assessment Details

FreeBSD nfsd Malformed NFS Mount Request Denial of Service Vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Tries to crash remote FreeBSD host

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

The remote host is affected by a denial of service vulnerability.

Description :

The NFS server on the remote host appears to be one from FreeBSD that
causes a kernel panic when it receives a malformed NFS mount request
via TCP. An unauthenticated remote attacker can leverage this flaw to
crash the remote host.

See also :

http://lists.immunitysec.com/pipermail/dailydave/2006-February/002982.html
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/CERT/advisories/FreeBSD-SA-06:10.nfs.asc

Solution :

Use a firewall to restrict access to the NFS server or upgrade / patch
the affected system as described in the vendor advisory above.

Network Security Threat Level:

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5
(AV:R/AC:L/Au:NR/C:N/A:C/I:N/B:A)

Networks Security ID: 16838

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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