Fedora 8 : autofs-5.0.2-20 (2007-4532)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 29715


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


- Thu Dec 13 2007 Ian Kent <ikent at redhat.com> - 5.0.2-20

- Bug 409701: CVE-2007-5964 Privilege Escalation (from local system) through /net autofs mount configuration bug

- use mount option 'nosuid' for '-hosts' map unless 'suid' is explicily specified.

- Tue Nov 20 2007 Ian Kent <ikent at redhat.com> - 5.0.2-17

- fix schema selection in LDAP schema discovery.

- check for '*' when looking up wildcard in LDAP.

- fix couple of edge case parse fails of timeout option.

- add SEARCH_BASE configuration option.

- add random selection as a master map entry option.

- re-read config on HUP signal.

- add LDAP_URI, LDAP_TIMEOUT and LDAP_NETWORK_TIMEOUT configuration options.

- fix deadlock in submount mount module.

- fix lack of ferror() checking when reading files.

- fix typo in autofs(5) man page.

- fix map entry expansion when undefined macro is present.

- remove unused export validation code.

- add dynamic logging (adapted from v4 patch from Jeff Moyer).

- fix recursive loopback mounts (Matthias Koenig).

- add map re-load to verbose logging.

- fix handling of LDAP base dns with spaces.

- handle MTAB_NOTUPDATED status return from mount.

- when default master map, auto.master, is used also check for auto_master.

- update negative mount timeout handling.

- fix large group handling (Ryan Thomas).

- fix for dynamic logging breaking non-sasl build (Guillaume Rousse).

- eliminate NULL proc ping for singleton host or local mounts.

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


Update the affected autofs and / or autofs-debuginfo packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29715

File Name: fedora_2007-4532.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/12/17

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

Temporal Score: 6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:autofs, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:autofs-debuginfo, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:8

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2007/12/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5964

BID: 26841

FEDORA: 2007-4532

CWE: 16