mntd Configuration File remount Option Arbitrary Command Execution

2004-08-28T00:00:00
ID OSVDB:9380
Type osvdb
Reporter OSVDB
Modified 2004-08-28T00:00:00

Description

Vulnerability Description

mntd contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is due to improper filtering of the "remount" option read from the configuration file. By modifying the configuration file to include specially crafted commands, a local attacker can execute arbitrary commands with mntd process privileges, once the configuration file is processed.

Solution Description

Upgrade to version 0.4.2 or higher, as it has been reported to fix this vulnerability. An upgrade is required as there are no known workarounds.

Short Description

mntd contains a flaw that may allow a malicious user to gain access to unauthorized privileges. The issue is due to improper filtering of the "remount" option read from the configuration file. By modifying the configuration file to include specially crafted commands, a local attacker can execute arbitrary commands with mntd process privileges, once the configuration file is processed.

References:

Vendor URL: http://mntd.bambach.biz Security Tracker: 1011088 ISS X-Force ID: 17149 CVE-2004-2610