GLSA-201612-08 : LinuxCIFS utils: Buffer overflow

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-08
(LinuxCIFS utils: Buffer overflow)

A stack-based buffer overflow was discovered in cifskey.c or cifscreds.c
in LinuxCIFS, as used in “pam_cifscreds.”

Impact :

A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an
unspecified impact.

Workaround :

Don’t use LinuxCIFS utils’ “cifscreds” PAM module. In Gentoo,
LinuxCIFS utils’ PAM support is disabled by default unless the
“pam” USE flag is enabled.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-08

Solution :

All LinuxCIFS utils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/cifs-utils-6.4'

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95523 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-2830

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