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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for autofs (ALAS-2015-626) (CVE-2014-8169)

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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for autofs (ALAS-2015-626) (CVE-2014-8169)

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/18/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/18/2015
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

automount 5.0.8, when a program map uses certain interpreted languages, uses the calling user's USER and HOME environment variable values instead of the values for the user used to run the mapped program, which allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse program in the user home directory.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-autofs
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-autofs-debuginfo

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-autofs
  • amazon-linux-upgrade-autofs-debuginfo

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