pam_mount luserconf privilege escalation
|pammount-luserconf-privilege-escalation (44960)||High Risk|
pam_mount could allow a local attacker to gain elevated privileges, caused by a regression error when the luserconf option is enabled. An attacker could exploit this vulnerability via user-defined volumes to execute arbitrary code on the system with elevated privileges.
Upgrade to the latest version of pam_mount (0.47 or later), available from the pam_mount Web page. See References.
- pam_mount commitdiff: Re-add luserconf security checks.
- pam_mount Web page: pam_mount.
- SourceForge.net: Files: pam_mount module, File Release Notes and Changelog, Release Name: 0.47.
- BID-31041: pam_mount 'luserconf' Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability
- CVE-2008-3970: pam_mount 0.10 through 0.45, when luserconf is enabled, does not verify mountpoint and source ownership before mounting a user-defined volume, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions via a local mount.
- MDVSA-2008:208: pam_mount
- MDVSA-2008:208-1: pam_mount
- OSVDB ID: 48348: pam_mount luserconf Local Mount Access Restriction Bypass
- SUSE-SR:2008:019: SUSE Security Summary Report
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2007.1
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.0 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1 X86_64
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux 2008.1
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0
- MandrakeSoft Mandrake Linux Corporate Server 4.0 X86_64
- pam_mount pam_mount 0.10
- pam_mount pam_mount 0.45
Sep 04, 2008
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