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Ubuntu: USN-5459-1 (CVE-2020-14342): cifs-utils vulnerabilities

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Ubuntu: USN-5459-1 (CVE-2020-14342): cifs-utils vulnerabilities

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
09/09/2020
Created
06/07/2022
Added
06/04/2022
Modified
06/04/2022

Description

It was found that cifs-utils' mount.cifs was invoking a shell when requesting the Samba password, which could be used to inject arbitrary commands. An attacker able to invoke mount.cifs with special permission, such as via sudo rules, could use this flaw to escalate their privileges.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-cifs-utils

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