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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2003-0252

Off-by-one error in the xlog function of mountd in the Linux NFS utils package (nfs-utils) before 1.0.4 allows remote attackers to cause a denial of service and possibly execute arbitrary code via certain RPC requests to mountd that do not contain newlines.
Publish Date : 2003-08-18 Last Update Date : 2018-05-03
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceExecute Code
CWE ID CWE id is not defined for this vulnerability

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2003-07-14
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
mountd xlog Function Off-by-One Vulnerability oval:org.mitre.oval:def:443 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2003-0252

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application NFS Nfs-utils 0.2 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application NFS Nfs-utils 0.2.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application NFS Nfs-utils 0.3.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application NFS Nfs-utils 0.3.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.1 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application NFS Nfs-utils 1.0.3 * * * Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
NFS Nfs-utils 7

- References For CVE-2003-0252
BUGTRAQ 20030714 Linux nfs-utils xlog() off-by-one bug
BUGTRAQ 20030715 [slackware-security] nfs-utils packages replaced (SSA:2003-195-01b)
BUGTRAQ 20030716 Immunix Secured OS 7+ nfs-utils update -- bugtraq
SUNALERT 1001262
SECTRACK 1007187
BID 8179 NFS-Utils Xlog Remote Buffer Overrun Vulnerability Release Date:2009-07-11
TURBO TLSA-2003-44
CERT-VN VU#258564
REDHAT RHSA-2003:206
REDHAT RHSA-2003:207
SUSE SuSE-SA:2003:031
XF nfs-utils-offbyone-bo(12600)
VULNWATCH 20030714 Reality of the rpc.mountd bug
VULNWATCH 20030714 Linux nfs-utils xlog() off-by-one bug
OVAL oval:org.mitre.oval:def:443

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2003-0252

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