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CVE-2010-0296

Impact: Low
Public: 2010-05-25
Bugzilla: 559579: CVE-2010-0296 glibc: Improper encoding of names with certain special character in utilities for writing to mtab table
IAVA: 2011-A-0147

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

The encode_name macro in misc/mntent_r.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.11.1 and earlier, as used by ncpmount and mount.cifs, does not properly handle newline characters in mountpoint names, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (mtab corruption), or possibly modify mount options and gain privileges, via a crafted mount request.

Find out more about CVE-2010-0296 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 4.3
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
Authentication: Single Instance
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: Partial

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Red Hat security errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 4 (glibc) RHSA-2012:0125 February 13, 2012
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5 (glibc) RHSA-2011:0412 April 04, 2011

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