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The default configuration of autofs 5 in some Linux distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 omits the nosuid option for the hosts (/net filesystem) map which allows local users to gain privileges via a setuid program on a remote NFS server.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10158

The default configuration of autofs 5 in some Linux distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5 omits the nosuid option for the hosts (/net filesystem) map which allows local users to gain privileges via a setuid program on a remote NFS server.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 5
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2007-5964
Product(s):