Public Date:
695916: CVE-2011-1675 util-linux: mount fails to anticipate RLIMIT_FSIZE

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

mount in util-linux 2.19 and earlier attempts to append to the /etc/mtab.tmp file without first checking whether resource limits would interfere, which allows local users to trigger corruption of the /etc/mtab file via a process with a small RLIMIT_FSIZE value, a related issue to CVE-2011-1089.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1675 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 (util-linux) RHSA-2012:0307 2012-02-21
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (util-linux-ng) RHSA-2011:1691 2011-12-05

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 util-linux Will not fix
Last Modified

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