GLSA-201206-29 : mount-cifs: Multiple vulnerabilites

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59702


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


The 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.
Impact :

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.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


Gentoo has discontinued support for mount-cifs. We recommend that users unmerge mount-cifs:
# emerge --unmerge 'net-fs/mount-cifs'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59702

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201206-29.nasl

Version: 1.9

Type: local

Published: 2012/06/26

Updated: 2018/07/11

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.3

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:mount-cifs, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/06/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0547, CVE-2010-0787

BID: 37992, 38326

GLSA: 201206-29

CWE: 20, 59