Ubuntu 10.10 / 11.04 : cifs-utils vulnerabilities (USN-1226-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Dan Rosenberg discovered that cifs-utils incorrectly handled changes
to the mtab file. A local attacker could use this issue to corrupt the
mtab file, possibly leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2011-1678)

Jan Lieskovsky discovered that cifs-utils incorrectly filtered certain
strings being added to the mtab file. A local attacker could use this
issue to corrupt the mtab file, possibly leading to a denial of
service. (CVE-2011-2724).

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected smbfs package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.3
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56390 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1678
CVE-2011-2724