Bug 1024 - smbmount root exploit
Summary: smbmount root exploit
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: distribution   
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Version: 5.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: David Lawrence
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URL: http://samba.sernet.de/linux-lan/
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 1999-02-02 03:18 UTC by revelant
Modified: 2009-11-04 12:38 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-02-02 16:48:57 UTC
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Description revelant 1999-02-02 03:18:33 UTC
On the website http://samba.sernet.de/linux-lan/ I found the
following info about an exploit


     A smbmount root exploit has been posted to bugtraq.
Apply this patch to your smbmount.c, and recompile is your
smbfs utilities.
     smbfs-2.0.2 has this patch applied.

The version of smbfs in the Red Hat 5.2 dist is 2.0.1-4.
There is no update for smbfs in the errata list at
www.redhat.com/errata.

Could you verify the truth of this (I have not run the
exploit myself) and release an update if appropriate.

Sources can be found at the above web site, although I have
no idea how authoritative they are.

Comment 1 Aleksey Nogin 1999-02-02 06:52:59 UTC
AFAIK, by default smbfs RPM installs smbmount without suid bit set, so
it should not be possible to exploit it.

Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 1999-02-02 16:48:59 UTC
What he said.
smbmount isn't installed suid root, so the bug isn't exploitable
on Red Hat.

Comment 3 Fedora Update System 2009-07-10 19:23:27 UTC
sugar-toolkit-0.84.5-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/sugar-toolkit-0.84.5-1.fc11

Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2009-11-04 12:38:29 UTC
sugar-toolkit-0.84.5-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.


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