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CVE-2011-1679

Impact: Low
Public: 2011-03-03
Bugzilla: 695927: CVE-2011-1679 ncpfs: ncpmount and ncpumount fail to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

ncpfs 2.2.6 and earlier attempts to use (1) ncpmount to append to the /etc/mtab file and (2) ncpumount to append to the /etc/mtab.tmp file without first checking whether resource limits would interfere, which allows local users to trigger corruption of the /etc/mtab file via a process with a small RLIMIT_FSIZE value, a related issue to CVE-2011-1089.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1679 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score: 3.3
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: None
Confidentiality Impact: Partial
Integrity Impact: Partial
Availability Impact: None

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