Mandriva Update for autofs MDVSA-2008:009-1 (autofs)

Published: 2009-04-09 12:26:37
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Summary:
Check for the Version of autofs

Affected Versions:
autofs on Mandriva Linux 2007.1, Mandriva Linux 2007.1/X86_64, Mandriva Linux 2008.0, Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64

Recommendations:
Please Install the Updated Packages.

Technical Details:
The default behaviour of autofs 5 for the hosts map did not specify the nosuid and nodev mount options. This could allow a local user with control of a remote NFS server to create a setuid root executable on the exported filesystem of the remote NFS server. If this filesystem was mounted with the default hosts map, it would allow the user to obtain root privileges (CVE-2007-5964). Likewise, the same scenario would be available for local users able to create device files on the exported filesystem which could allow the user to gain access to important system devices (CVE-2007-6285). Because the default behaviour of autofs was to mount -hosts map entries with the dev and suid options enabled by default, autofs has been altered to always use nodev and nosuid by default. In order to have the old behaviour, the configuration must now explicitly set the dev and/or suid options. This change only affects the -hosts map which corresponds to the /net entry in the default configuration. Update: The previous update shipped with an incorrect LDAP lookup module that would prevent the automount daemon from starting. This update corrects that problem.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-5964
https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2007-6285

References:

http://lists.mandriva.com/security-announce/2008-01/msg00021.php

Severity
Medium
CVSS Score
6.9
Published
2009-04-09
Modified
2017-07-06
Category
Mandrake Local Security Checks

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