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695921: CVE-2011-1676 util-linux: mount does not remove /etc/mtab.tmp after failed mount entry addition

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

mount in util-linux 2.19 and earlier does not remove the /etc/mtab.tmp file after a failed attempt to add a mount entry, which allows local users to trigger corruption of the /etc/mtab file via multiple invocations.

Find out more about CVE-2011-1676 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

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

Base Score 3.3
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None

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Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 util-linux-ng Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 util-linux Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 util-linux Will not fix
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