Upstream information

CVE-2011-2500 at MITRE


The host_reliable_addrinfo function in support/export/hostname.c in nfs-utils before 1.2.4 does not properly use DNS to verify access to NFS exports, which allows remote attackers to mount filesystems by establishing crafted DNS A and PTR records.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 7.5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

Note from the SUSE Security Team

Only newer versions with IPv6 enhancements were affected, making only SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 and openSUSE 11.4 vulnerable. Both have received updates for this problem.

SUSE Bugzilla entry: 701702 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification. The updates are grouped by state of their lifecycle. SUSE product lifecycles are documented on the lifecycle page.

Product(s) Source package State
Products past their end of life and not receiving proactive updates anymore.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP1 nfs-utils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Enterprise Server 11 SP1 for SAP Enterprise Search nfs-utils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 nfs-utils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP1 LTSS nfs-utils Released
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for SAP Business All-in-One 11 SP1 nfs-utils Released

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Fri Jun 28 08:05:44 2013
CVE page last modified: Wed Jul 5 11:18:04 2023