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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2010-0296

Original release date: 06/01/2010
Last revised: 10/25/2011
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The encode_name macro in misc/mntent_r.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.11.1 and earlier, as used by ncpmount and mount.cifs, does not properly handle newline characters in mountpoint names, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (mtab corruption), or possibly modify mount options and gain privileges, via a crafted mount request.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 7.2 (HIGH) (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Low
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: http://frugalware.org/security/662
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=559579
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;a=commit;h=ab00f4eac8f4932211259ff87be83144f5211540
External Source: GENTOO
Name: GLSA-201011-01
External Source: BUGTRAQ
Name: 20111013 VMSA-2011-0012 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX Service Console
External Source: REDHAT
Name: RHSA-2011:0412
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:111
External Source: SECTRACK
Name: 1024043
External Source: DEBIAN
Name: DSA-2058
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2011-0863
External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2010:112
External Source: VUPEN
Name: ADV-2010-1246
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 43830
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-944-1
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://www.vmware.com/security/advisories/VMSA-2011-0012.html
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 39900
Type: Advisory
External Source: SECUNIA
Name: 46397
External Source: XF
Name: gnuclibrary-encodenamemacro-dos(59240)

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