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VMware kernel nfsd vulnerability

oval:org.mitre.oval:def:8382

nfsd in the Linux kernel before 2.6.28.9 does not drop the CAP_MKNOD capability before handling a user request in a thread which allows local users to create device nodes as demonstrated on a filesystem that has been exported with the root_squash option.

Family:
unix
Status:
ACCEPTED
Platform(s):
  • VMWare ESX Server 4.0
Class:
vulnerability
Reference(s):
  • CVE-2009-1072
Product(s):