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VPR Score: 5.9
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-202009-16 (LinuxCIFS: Shell injection)
The mount.cifs utility had a shell injection issue where one can embed shell commands via the username mount option. Those commands will be run via popen() in the context of the user calling mount.
A remote attacker could entice a user to use a specially crafted argument using mount.cifs, possibly resulting in execution of arbitrary code with the privileges of the process or a Denial of Service condition.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionAll LinuxCIFS users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/cifs-utils-6.11'