Debian Security Advisory

DLA-937-1 rpcbind -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
10 May 2017
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 861835.
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 0.2.0-8+deb7u2.

We recommend that you upgrade your rpcbind packages.

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