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The default configuration for autofs 5 (autofs5) in some Linux distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 and 5 does not specify the nodev mount option for the -hosts map which allows local users to access "important devices" by operating a remote NFS server and creating special device files on that server as demonstrated by the /dev/mem device.

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:11457

The default configuration for autofs 5 (autofs5) in some Linux distributions such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 4 and 5 does not specify the nodev mount option for the -hosts map which allows local users to access "important devices" by operating a remote NFS server and creating special device files on that server as demonstrated by the /dev/mem device.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • CentOS Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 5
  • Oracle Linux 4
  • CentOS Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2007-6285
Product(s):