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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2010-0296: GNU C library: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2010-0296: GNU C library: Multiple vulnerabilities

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
06/01/2010
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

The encode_name macro in misc/mntent_r.c in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.11.1 and earlier, as used by ncpmount and mount.cifs, does not properly handle newline characters in mountpoint names, which allows local users to cause a denial of service (mtab corruption), or possibly modify mount options and gain privileges, via a crafted mount request.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-sys-libs-glibc

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