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CVE-2012-1586

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Overview

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.

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Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0902-04
Posted Jun 20, 2012
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2012-0902-04 - The cifs-utils package contains tools for mounting and managing shares on Linux using the SMB/CIFS protocol. The CIFS shares can be used as standard Linux file systems. A file existence disclosure flaw was found in mount.cifs. If the tool was installed with the setuid bit set, a local attacker could use this flaw to determine the existence of files or directories in directories not accessible to the attacker. Note: mount.cifs from the cifs-utils package distributed by Red Hat does not have the setuid bit set. We recommend that administrators do not manually set the setuid bit for mount.cifs.

tags | advisory, local, protocol
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2012-1586
MD5 | 8f04bb5932362bda968c656f9cfaa575
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2012-070
Posted May 6, 2012
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2012-070 - A file existence disclosure flaw was found in the way mount.cifs tool of the Samba SMB/CIFS tools suite performed mount of a Linux CIFS filesystem. A local user, able to mount a remote CIFS share / target to a local directory could use this flaw to confirm existence of a file system object (file, directory or process descriptor) via error messages generated during the mount.cifs tool run. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

tags | advisory, remote, local
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2012-1586
MD5 | 640015dbb9e334517799f9c5ccc440ea
Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2012-069
Posted May 6, 2012
Authored by Mandriva | Site mandriva.com

Mandriva Linux Security Advisory 2012-069 - A file existence dislosure flaw was found in the way mount.cifs tool of the Samba SMB/CIFS tools suite performed mount of a Linux CIFS filesystem. A local user, able to mount a remote CIFS share / target to a local directory could use this flaw to confirm existence of a file system object (file, directory or process descriptor) via error messages generated during the mount.cifs tool run. The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

tags | advisory, remote, local
systems | linux, mandriva
advisories | CVE-2012-1586
MD5 | d69472912b4c9f639f947f72c301f442
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