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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2007-5964

Original release date: 12/13/2007
Last revised: 08/21/2010


The default configuration of autofs 5 in some Linux distributions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, omits the nosuid option for the hosts (/net filesystem) map, which allows local users to gain privileges via a setuid program on a remote NFS server.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=409701
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-4469
External Source: FEDORA
Name: FEDORA-2007-4532
External Source: MISC
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=410031
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1129
External Source: OSVDB
Name: 40441
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1019087
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28097
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28052
Type: Advisory
External Source: BID
Name: 26841
External Source: OVAL
Name: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10158
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2007:1128
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 28456
Type: Advisory
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:009

References to Check Content

Identifier: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10158
Check System: http://oval.mitre.org/XMLSchema/oval-definitions-5

Vulnerable software and versions

+ Configuration 1
+ OR
* cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:5.0

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