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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2007-5964

The default configuration of autofs 5 in some Linux distributions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, omits the nosuid option for the hosts (/net filesystem) map, which allows local users to gain privileges via a setuid program on a remote NFS server.
Publish Date : 2007-12-13 Last Update Date : 2010-08-21
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Complete (There is total information disclosure, resulting in all system files being revealed.)
Integrity Impact Complete (There is a total compromise of system integrity. There is a complete loss of system protection, resulting in the entire system being compromised.)
Availability Impact Complete (There is a total shutdown of the affected resource. The attacker can render the resource completely unavailable.)
Access Complexity Medium (The access conditions are somewhat specialized. Some preconditions must be satistified to exploit)
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access Admin
Vulnerability Type(s) Gain privileges

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat important 2007-12-04 2007-12-12
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
ELSA-2007:1128: autofs security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:22376 unix
RHSA-2007:1128: autofs security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20071128 unix
RHSA-2007:1129: autofs5 security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20071129 unix
The default configuration of autofs 5 in some Linux distributions, such as Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, omits the ... oval:org.mitre.oval:def:10158 unix
OVAL (Open Vulnerability and Assessment Language) definitions define exactly what should be done to verify a vulnerability or a missing patch. Check out the OVAL definitions if you want to learn what you should do to verify a vulnerability.

- Products Affected By CVE-2007-5964

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 OS Redhat Enterprise Linux 5.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Redhat Enterprise Linux 1

- References For CVE-2007-5964
OSVDB 40441
SECTRACK 1019087
REDHAT RHSA-2007:1128
REDHAT RHSA-2007:1129
BID 26841 autofs nosuid Mount Option Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability Release Date:2008-01-14 CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2007-5964

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