Linux umount Long Relative Path Overflow

2000-02-03T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:7004
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2000-02-03T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

A local overflow exists in some Linux distributions. The umount command fails to validate arguments resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted request, an attacker can cause arbitrary code execution resulting in a loss of integrity.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version indicated in vendor advisory or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

A local overflow exists in some Linux distributions. The umount command fails to validate arguments resulting in a buffer overflow. With a specially crafted request, an attacker can cause arbitrary code execution resulting in a loss of integrity.

References:

Vendor Specific Advisory URL Vendor Specific Advisory URL Related OSVDB ID: 6980 ISS X-Force ID: 7156 CVE-2000-0218