Public Date:
807252: CVE-2012-1586 samba / cifs-utils: mount.cifs file existence disclosure vulnerability

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

mount.cifs in cifs-utils 2.6 allows local users to determine the existence of arbitrary files or directories via the file path in the second argument, which reveals their existence in an error message.

Find out more about CVE-2012-1586 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


This issue affects the version of samba/samba3x as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This issue is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 1.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (cifs-utils) RHSA-2012:0902 2012-06-19

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 samba Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 samba3x Will not fix