Package name autofs
Date January 11th, 2008
Advisory ID MDVSA-2008:009
Affected versions 2007.0, 2007.1, 2008.0
Synopsis Updated autofs packages fix insecure hosts configuration

Problem Description

The default behaviour of autofs 5 for the hosts map did not specify the
nosuid and nodev mount options. This could allow a local user with
control of a remote NFS server to create a setuid root executable on
the exported filesystem of the remote NFS server. If this filesystem
was mounted with the default hosts map, it would allow the user to
obtain root privileges (CVE-2007-5964). Likewise, the same scenario
would be available for local users able to create device files on
the exported filesystem which could allow the user to gain access to
important system devices (CVE-2007-6285).

Because the default behaviour of autofs was to mount -hosts map
entries with the dev and suid options enabled by default, autofs has
been altered to always use nodev and nosuid by default. In order
to have the old behaviour, the configuration must now explicitly set
the dev and/or suid options.

This change only affects the -hosts map which corresponds to the /net
entry in the default configuration.

Updated Packages

Mandriva Linux 2007

 3390bf55832dffd626f5f8ce0e8ad8ea  2007.0/i586/autofs-5.0.1-0.rc3.1.2mdv2007.0.i586.rpm 
 11c33cfb8d77ff2639c70e32ac04ed73  2007.0/SRPMS/autofs-5.0.1-0.rc3.1.2mdv2007.0.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2007/X86_64

 3667ed52652d4d622e3f6d5308ef8699  2007.0/x86_64/autofs-5.0.1-0.rc3.1.2mdv2007.0.x86_64.rpm 
 11c33cfb8d77ff2639c70e32ac04ed73  2007.0/SRPMS/autofs-5.0.1-0.rc3.1.2mdv2007.0.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2007.1

 5e14c8e8dd49af8edb3a341c0cbcad9d  2007.1/i586/autofs-5.0.2-8.3mdv2007.1.i586.rpm 
 a2eb4b39b2b08884996ec57f903c05b4  2007.1/SRPMS/autofs-5.0.2-8.3mdv2007.1.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2007.1/X86_64

 3970bd93953401bbbe1c38218f0decb9  2007.1/x86_64/autofs-5.0.2-8.3mdv2007.1.x86_64.rpm 
 a2eb4b39b2b08884996ec57f903c05b4  2007.1/SRPMS/autofs-5.0.2-8.3mdv2007.1.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2008.0

 ab967ba2caa70946b72296ee7aae057d  2008.0/i586/autofs-5.0.2-8.3mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 
 30079164e7eaacaeb3f61dc3afbb9749  2008.0/SRPMS/autofs-5.0.2-8.3mdv2008.0.src.rpm

Mandriva Linux 2008.0/X86_64

 15001d59d62d3c0909fce6ce2dbcb9bd  2008.0/x86_64/autofs-5.0.2-8.3mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm 
 30079164e7eaacaeb3f61dc3afbb9749  2008.0/SRPMS/autofs-5.0.2-8.3mdv2008.0.src.rpm



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