Fedora 16 : cifs-utils-5.4-1.fc16 (2012-6375)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 58930


The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.


This updates the cifs-utils package to version 5.4, which contains a number of bugfixes and enhancements. Highlights include :

- mount.cifs now supports the -s option by passing 'sloppy' to the kernel in the options string

- cifs.upcall now properly respects the domain_realm section in krb5.conf

- unprivileged users can no longer mount onto dirs into which they can't chdir (fixes CVE-2012-1586)

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 cifs-utils package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 58930

File Name: fedora_2012-6375.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/05/01

Modified: 2015/10/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:cifs-utils, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:16

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: 2012/04/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1586

BID: 52742, 53246

FEDORA: 2012-6375