CVE-2010-1088

Impact:
Moderate
Public Date:
2010-02-19
IAVA:
2011-A-0066
Bugzilla:
567813: CVE-2010-1088 kernel: fix LOOKUP_FOLLOW on automount "symlinks"

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

fs/namei.c in Linux kernel 2.6.18 through 2.6.34 does not always follow NFS automount "symlinks," which allows attackers to have an unknown impact, related to LOOKUP_FOLLOW.

Find out more about CVE-2010-1088 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

Statement

Red Hat is aware of this issue and is tracking it via the following bug:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/CVE-2010-1088

This issue did not affect the versions of the Linux kernel as shipped with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 and 4 as this issue only affects kernel version 2.6.18 and onwards. A future update in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and Red Hat Enterprise MRG may address this flaw.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.9
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (kernel) RHSA-2010:0504 2010-07-01
MRG Grid for RHEL 5 Server (kernel-rt) RHSA-2010:0631 2010-08-17
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