DescriptionThe nfs-utils package in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 before and including version 1.3.0-34.18.1 and in SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 before and including version 2.1.1-6.10.2 the directory /var/lib/nfs is owned by statd:nogroup. This directory contains files owned and managed by root. If statd is compromised, it can therefore trick processes running with root privileges into creating/overwriting files anywhere on the system.
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NVD severityhigh
Debian Bugs940848

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
nfs-utils (PTS)jessie1:1.2.8-9vulnerable
jessie (security)1:1.2.8-9+deb8u1fixed
bullseye, sid, buster1:1.3.4-2.5vulnerable

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[buster] - nfs-utils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[stretch] - nfs-utils <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
When adressing this a related patch to make statd take the user-id from
/var/lib/nfs/sm is needed, cf.

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