Upstream information

CVE-2011-1678 at MITRE

Description

smbfs in Samba 3.5.8 and earlier attempts to use (1) mount.cifs to append to the /etc/mtab file and (2) umount.cifs to append to the /etc/mtab.tmp file without first checking whether resource limits would interfere, which allows local users to trigger corruption of the /etc/mtab file via a process with a small RLIMIT_FSIZE value, a related issue to CVE-2011-1089.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 3.3
Vector AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 686552 [CLOSED / FIXED]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2
  • cifs-utils >= 5.1-0.4.9
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP2 GA cifs-utils
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
  • cifs-utils >= 5.1-0.11.1
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 GA cifs-utils
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4
  • cifs-utils >= 5.1-0.14.46
Patchnames:
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP4 GA cifs-utils