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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2011-2709: libgssglue: Privilege escalation

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Gentoo Linux: CVE-2011-2709: libgssglue: Privilege escalation

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
06/21/2012
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/30/2017
Modified
10/30/2017

Description

libgssapi and libgssglue before 0.4 do not properly check privileges, which allows local users to load untrusted configuration files and execute arbitrary code via the GSSAPI_MECH_CONF environment variable, as demonstrated using mount.nfs.

Solution(s)

  • gentoo-linux-upgrade-net-libs-libgssglue

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