GLSA-201612-08 : LinuxCIFS utils: Buffer overflow
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 95523
SynopsisThe remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionThe remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201612-08 (LinuxCIFS utils: Buffer overflow)
A stack-based buffer overflow was discovered in cifskey.c or cifscreds.c in LinuxCIFS, as used in “pam_cifscreds.”
A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to cause an unspecified impact.
Don’t use LinuxCIFS utils’ “cifscreds” PAM module. In Gentoo, LinuxCIFS utils’ PAM support is disabled by default unless the “pam” USE flag is enabled.
SolutionAll LinuxCIFS utils users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=net-fs/cifs-utils-6.4'