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Vulnerability Assessment Details

USN237-1 : nbd vulnerability

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
nbd vulnerability

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

Summary :

These remote packages are missing security patches :
- nbd-client
- nbd-server


Description :

Kurt Fitzner discovered that the NBD (network block device) server did
not correctly verify the maximum size of request packets. By sending
specially crafted large request packets, a remote attacker who is
permited to access the server could exploit this to execute arbitrary
code with root rights.

Solution :

Upgrade to :
- nbd-client-2.7.4-1ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)
- nbd-server-2.7.4-1ubuntu0.1 (Ubuntu 5.10)



Network Security Threat Level: High


Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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