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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2010-0296

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.
Publish Date : 2010-06-01 Last Update Date : 2017-08-16
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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 Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Not required (Authentication is not required to exploit the vulnerability.)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Denial Of ServiceGain privileges

- Additional Vendor Supplied Data

Vendor Impact CVSS Score CVSS Vector Report Date Publish Date
Redhat low
AV:L/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P 2009-10-29 2010-05-25
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- Related OVAL Definitions

Title Definition Id Class Family
CVE-2010-0296 unix
DEPRECATED: ELSA-2011-0412 -- glibc security update (important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:27918 unix
DSA-2058-1 glibc, eglibc -- multiple oval:org.mitre.oval:def:13533 unix
ELSA-2011:0412: glibc security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:23052 unix
RHSA-2011:0412: glibc security update (Important) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20110412 unix
RHSA-2011:0412: glibc security update (Important) oval:org.mitre.oval:def:21873 unix
RHSA-2012:0125: glibc security and bug fix update (Moderate) oval:com.redhat.rhsa:def:20120125 unix
VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc and dhcp oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20393 unix
VMware ESX third party updates for Service Console packages glibc and dhcp oval:org.mitre.oval:def:20586 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-2010-0296

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application GNU Glibc 2.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application GNU Glibc 2.0.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application GNU Glibc 2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application GNU Glibc Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application GNU Glibc 2.1.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application GNU Glibc 2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application GNU Glibc 2.2.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application GNU Glibc 2.2.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application GNU Glibc 2.2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application GNU Glibc 2.2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application GNU Glibc 2.2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application GNU Glibc 2.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.3 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application GNU Glibc 2.3.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application GNU Glibc 2.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application GNU Glibc 2.5 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application GNU Glibc 2.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application GNU Glibc 2.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application GNU Glibc 2.6.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application GNU Glibc 2.7 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application GNU Glibc 2.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
35 Application GNU Glibc 2.9 Version Details Vulnerabilities
36 Application GNU Glibc 2.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
37 Application GNU Glibc 2.10.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
38 Application GNU Glibc 2.11 Version Details Vulnerabilities
39 Application GNU Glibc 2.11.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
GNU Glibc 39

- References For CVE-2010-0296;a=commit;h=ab00f4eac8f4932211259ff87be83144f5211540 CONFIRM
XF gnuclibrary-encodenamemacro-dos(59240)
VUPEN ADV-2010-1246
VUPEN ADV-2011-0863
REDHAT RHSA-2011:0412
BUGTRAQ 20111013 VMSA-2011-0012 VMware ESXi and ESX updates to third party libraries and ESX Service Console
SECTRACK 1024043
GENTOO GLSA-201011-01
SUSE SUSE-SA:2010:052

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2010-0296

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