This is an updated of RHSA-2000:043 that contains further upgrade instructions. The rpc.statd daemon in the nfs-utils package shipped in Red Hat Linux 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 contains a flaw that could lead to a remote root break-in.
The rpc.statd daemon shipped in Red Hat Linux 6.0, 6.1, and 6.2 contains a flaw that could lead to a remote root break-in. Version 0.1.9.1 of the nfs-utils package corrects the problem. Although there is no known exploit for the flaw in rpc.statd, Red Hat urges all users running rpc.statd to upgrade to the new nfs-utils package. Users should note that in Red Hat Linux 6.0 and 6.1 the rpc.statd daemon was in the knfsd-clients package. The nfs-utils package replaces both the knfsd and knfsd-clients packages shipped in Red Hat Linux 6.0 and 6.1. On systems running a kernel older than 2.2.16-3, users should also take this opportunity to upgrade to the latest kernel release.