Bug 2024628 (CVE-2021-3996) - CVE-2021-3996 util-linux: Unauthorized unmount of filesystems in libmount [NEEDINFO]
Summary: CVE-2021-3996 util-linux: Unauthorized unmount of filesystems in libmount
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Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Alias: CVE-2021-3996
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 2032273 2044307
Blocks: 2024641
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2021-11-18 14:20 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2022-05-17 15:16 UTC (History)
19 users (show)

Fixed In Version: util-linux 2.37.3
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A logic error was found in the libmount library of util-linux in the function that allows an unprivileged user to unmount a FUSE filesystem. This flaw allows a local user on a vulnerable system to unmount other users' filesystems that are either world-writable themselves (like /tmp) or mounted in a world-writable directory. An attacker may use this flaw to cause a denial of service to applications that use the affected filesystems.
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Last Closed: 2022-05-17 15:16:47 UTC
rschiron: needinfo? (kzak)


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Description Pedro Sampaio 2021-11-18 14:20:47 UTC
A flaw was found in util-linux's libmount. An issue related to parsing the /proc/self/mountinfo file allows an unprivileged user to unmount other users' filesystems that are either world-writable themselves (like /tmp) or mounted in a world-writable directory.

Comment 6 Riccardo Schirone 2021-11-19 16:09:56 UTC
RHEL 6, 7 and 8 are not affected by this bug as they ship an older version of util-linux which does not allow unprivileged users to unmount FUSE mount points for the current user (e.g. is_fuse_usermount() function does not exist).

Comment 14 Riccardo Schirone 2022-01-24 12:01:37 UTC
Created util-linux tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 2044307]

Comment 16 Product Security DevOps Team 2022-05-17 15:16:44 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2021-3996


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