Bug 892330 (CVE-2013-0157) - CVE-2013-0157 util-linux: mount folder existence information disclosure
Summary: CVE-2013-0157 util-linux: mount folder existence information disclosure
Alias: CVE-2013-0157
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 892391 892456 892471
Blocks: 855229 892331
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Reported: 2013-01-06 18:00 UTC by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2021-02-17 08:13 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2015-08-22 06:17:58 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2013:0517 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Low: util-linux-ng security, bug fix and enhancement update 2013-02-20 21:29:06 UTC

Description Kurt Seifried 2013-01-06 18:00:55 UTC
This was originally reported by Jann Horn (jannhorn):

mount discloses information about folders not accessible for a user:

$ ls -ld /root/.ssh
ls: cannot access /root/.ssh: Permission denied
$ ls -ld /root/.foo
ls: cannot access /root/.foo: Permission denied

First variant:

$ mount --guess-fstype /root/.ssh/../../dev/sda1
$ mount --guess-fstype /root/.foo/../../dev/sda1

Second one:

$ mount /root/.ssh/../../dev/cdrom
mount: no medium found on /dev/sr0
$ mount /root/.foo/../../dev/cdrom
mount: can't find /root/.foo/../../dev/cdrom in /etc/fstab or /etc/mtab

These issues were, as far as I can see, fixed in the following upstream commits:
 - 0377ef91270d06592a0d4dd009c29e7b1ff9c9b8
 - 33c5fd0c5a774458470c86f9d318d8c48a9c9ccb
 - 5ebbc3865d1e53ef42e5f121c41faab23dd59075
 - cc8cc8f32c863f3ae6a8a88e97b47bcd6a21825f

External references:

Comment 2 Kurt Seifried 2013-01-07 01:11:57 UTC
Created util-linux tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-16 [bug 892391]

Comment 4 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-01-07 07:39:31 UTC
The following upstream commits address this issue:
(For both util-linux as well as util-linux-ng)

1. Adds canonicalize_path_restricted() to canonicalize without suid permisssions

2. sanitize path for non-root users (mount):

3. sanitize path for non-root users (umount):

4. drop the --guess-fstype option:

Comment 6 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-01-07 07:41:15 UTC
This issue affects the version of util-linux as shipped with Fedora 16 and Fedora-17

Comment 7 Huzaifa S. Sidhpurwala 2013-01-07 07:42:26 UTC
Created util-linux tracking bugs for this issue

Affects: fedora-17 [bug 892456]

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2013-02-21 10:23:29 UTC
This issue has been addressed in following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

Via RHSA-2013:0517 https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2013-0517.html

Comment 14 Vincent Danen 2015-08-22 06:17:49 UTC

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle: https://access.redhat.com/support/policy/updates/errata/.

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