CVE-2011-1678

LOW
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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.

References

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/04/10

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/04/11

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/04/12

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/04/9

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/05/3

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/05/7

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/07/9

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/14/16

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/14/5

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/14/7

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/15/6

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/22/4

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/22/6

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/31/3

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/03/31/4

http://openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2011/04/01/2

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDVSA-2011:148

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=688980

https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/66702

Details

Source: MITRE

Published: 2011-04-10

Updated: 2017-08-17

Type: CWE-20

Risk Information

CVSS v2

Base Score: 3.3

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

Impact Score: 4.9

Exploitability Score: 3.4

Severity: LOW

Vulnerable Software

Configuration 1

OR

cpe:2.3:a:samba:samba:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:* versions up to 3.5.8 (inclusive)

Tenable Plugins

View all (18 total)

IDNameProductFamilySeverity
89105VMware ESX / ESXi Service Console and Third-Party Libraries Multiple Vulnerabilities (VMSA-2012-0001) (remote check)NessusMisc.
high
68337Oracle Linux 6 : cifs-utils / samba (ELSA-2011-1221)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
68336Oracle Linux 5 : samba3x (ELSA-2011-1220)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
68335Oracle Linux 4 / 5 : samba (ELSA-2011-1219)NessusOracle Linux Local Security Checks
medium
61123Scientific Linux Security Update : samba on SL4.x, SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
61122Scientific Linux Security Update : samba and cifs-utils on SL6.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
61121Scientific Linux Security Update : samba3x on SL5.x i386/x86_64NessusScientific Linux Local Security Checks
medium
59675GLSA-201206-22 : Samba: Multiple vulnerabilitiesNessusGentoo Local Security Checks
critical
57749VMSA-2012-0001 : VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third-party library and ESX Service ConsoleNessusVMware ESX Local Security Checks
high
56462Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : samba (MDVSA-2011:148)NessusMandriva Local Security Checks
low
56390Ubuntu 10.10 / 11.04 : cifs-utils vulnerabilities (USN-1226-2)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
low
56389Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS : samba vulnerabilities (USN-1226-1)NessusUbuntu Local Security Checks
medium
56272CentOS 5 : samba3x (CESA-2011:1220)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
56001RHEL 6 : samba and cifs-utils (RHSA-2011:1221)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
56000RHEL 5 : samba3x (RHSA-2011:1220)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
55999RHEL 4 / 5 : samba (RHSA-2011:1219)NessusRed Hat Local Security Checks
medium
55997CentOS 4 / 5 : samba (CESA-2011:1219)NessusCentOS Local Security Checks
medium
55658Fedora 14 : cifs-utils-4.8.1-6.fc14 (2011-9269)NessusFedora Local Security Checks
low