[USN-2756-1] rpcbind vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Sep 30 17:24:32 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2756-1
September 30, 2015

rpcbind vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


rpcbind could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially
crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- rpcbind: converts RPC program numbers into universal addresses


It was discovered that rpcbind incorrectly handled certain memory
structures. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause rpcbind to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 15.04:
  rpcbind                         0.2.1-6ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  rpcbind                         0.2.1-2ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  rpcbind                         0.2.0-7ubuntu1.3

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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