GLSA-201206-29 : mount-cifs: Multiple vulnerabilites
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59702
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201206-29 (mount-cifs: Multiple vulnerabilites)
Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in mount-cifs. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
The vulnerabilities allow local users to cause a denial of service (mtab corruption) via a crafted string. Also, local users could mount a CIFS share on an arbitrary mountpoint, and gain privileges via a symlink attack on the mountpoint directory file.
There is no known workaround at this time.
SolutionGentoo has discontinued support for mount-cifs. We recommend that users unmerge mount-cifs:
# emerge --unmerge 'net-fs/mount-cifs'