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CVE-2013-0157

Impact: Low
Public: 2013-01-05
Bugzilla: 892330: CVE-2013-0157 util-linux: mount folder existence information disclosure

Details

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

(a) mount and (b) umount in util-linux 2.14.1, 2.17.2, and probably other versions allow local users to determine the existence of restricted directories by (1) using the --guess-fstype command-line option or (2) attempting to mount a non-existent device, which generates different error messages depending on whether the directory exists.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0157 from the MITRE CVE dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

This issue affects the version of util-linux shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and 6. This issue was addressed in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 via RHSA-2013:0517. A future update may address this flaw in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score: 2.1
Base Metrics: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector: Local
Access Complexity: Low
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 (util-linux-ng) RHSA-2013:0517 February 20, 2013

External References

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