CVE Database


Impact: Low
Public: 2012-03-21
Bugzilla: 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 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

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 June 19, 2012

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