Bug 831772 (CVE-2012-2697) - CVE-2012-2697 autofs: denial of service when using an LDAP-based automount map
Summary: CVE-2012-2697 autofs: denial of service when using an LDAP-based automount map
Alias: CVE-2012-2697
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 826633
Blocks: 816611 831778
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Reported: 2012-06-13 18:25 UTC by Vincent Danen
Modified: 2021-02-23 14:32 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2013-01-08 09:15:46 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:0132 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: autofs security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2013-01-08 09:45:34 UTC

Description Vincent Danen 2012-06-13 18:25:01 UTC
Due to a problem with the patch used to correct a problem with LDAP servers not correctly returning an opaque cookie to check for additional results when getting paged results from a server on 64-bit PowerPC and IBM System z platforms (RHBA-2012:0264), it was possible for a user to cause a denial of service of the autofs service.  While this may not impact mounts that have already been mounted (other than preventing mount expiration), it will prevent any future mount requests from being processed until autofs is restarted.

Comment 3 Murray McAllister 2012-11-22 03:25:41 UTC

Red Hat would like to thank Ray Rocker for reporting this issue.

Comment 4 errata-xmlrpc 2013-01-08 05:14:07 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5

Via RHSA-2013:0132 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0132.html

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