[USN-4986-3] rpcbind regression

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Jun 10 20:41:25 UTC 2021

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4986-3
June 10, 2021

rpcbind regression

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


USN-4986-1 caused a regression in rpcbind.

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


USN-4986-1 fixed a vulnerability in rpcbind. The update caused a regression
resulting in rpcbind crashing in certain environments. This update fixes
the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

 It was discovered that rpcbind incorrectly handled certain large data
 sizes. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause rpcbind to consume
 resources, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  rpcbind                         0.2.3-0.6ubuntu0.18.04.3

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


Package Information:

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