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724005: CVE-2011-2709 libgssapi, libgssglue: Ability to load untrusted configuration file, when loading GSS mechanisms and their definitions during initialization

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

libgssapi and libgssglue before 0.4 do not properly check privileges, which allows local users to load untrusted configuration files and execute arbitrary code via the GSSAPI_MECH_CONF environment variable, as demonstrated using mount.nfs.

Find out more about CVE-2011-2709 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Product Security has rated this issue as having Low security impact. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Issue Severity Classification:

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 6.2
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 libgssapi Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 libgssapi Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 libgssglue Will not fix