Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 218592
CVE-2006-5871 smbfs uid/gid/mode mount opts ignored
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:10 EST
The smbfs kernel module do not honor uid, gid, file_mode and dir_mode supplied
by user during mount.
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Hat Enterprise Linux maintenance release. Product Management has requested
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inclusion in a Red Hat Enterprise Linux Update release for currently deployed
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Taking a closer look it appear RHEL3 does not have
problem, for a couple of reasons. One, this is a patch
to the UNIX capabilities code and that capability
does not exist in the RHEL3 version.
Secondly, it appears the uid, gid and mode are
(at least initially) *always* set to the uid, gid
and mode that are passed down from the mount.
So I don't see how they are being ignored.
Closing based on last two comments.