Bug 320041 (CVE-2007-5191) - CVE-2007-5191 util-linux (u)mount doesn't drop privileges properly when calling helpers
Summary: CVE-2007-5191 util-linux (u)mount doesn't drop privileges properly when calli...
Alias: CVE-2007-5191
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
URL: http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=C...
Whiteboard: impact=moderate,source=vendorsec,repo...
Keywords: Reopened, Security
Depends On: 320131 320141 324421 324431 324441 324451 324461 324471
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Reported: 2007-10-05 12:41 UTC by Tomas Hoger
Modified: 2019-06-08 12:23 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2008-01-14 15:01:36 UTC

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External Trackers
Tracker ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2007:0969 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: util-linux security update 2007-11-15 16:08:35 UTC

Description Tomas Hoger 2007-10-05 12:41:29 UTC
Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures assigned an identifier CVE-2007-5191 to the following vulnerability:

mount and umount in util-linux call the setuid and setgid functions in the
wrong order and do not check the return values, which might allow attackers to
gain privileges via helpers such as mount.nfs.


Comment 4 Fedora Update System 2007-10-10 19:33:30 UTC
util-linux-2.13-0.54.1.fc7 has been pushed to the Fedora 7 stable repository.  If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.

Comment 6 Red Hat Product Security 2008-01-14 15:01:36 UTC
This issue was addressed in:

Red Hat Enterprise Linux:


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