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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201612-02
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 Severity: Normal
    Title: DavFS2: Local privilege escalation
     Date: December 02, 2016
     Bugs: #485232
       ID: 201612-02

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Synopsis
=======
A vulnerability in DavFS2 allows local users to gain root privileges.

Background
=========
DavFS2 is a file system driver that allows you to mount a WebDAV server
as a local disk drive.

Affected packages
================
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
    -------------------------------------------------------------------
  1  net-fs/davfs2                < 1.5.2                    >= 1.5.2 

Description
==========
DavFS2 installs "/usr/sbin/mount.davfs" as setuid root. This utility
uses "system()" to call "/sbin/modprobe".

While the call to "modprobe" itself cannot be manipulated, a local
authenticated user can set the "MODPROBE_OPTIONS" environment variable
to pass a user controlled path, allowing the loading of an arbitrary
kernel module.

Impact
=====
A local user could gain root privileges.

Workaround
=========
The system administrator should ensure that all modules the
"mount.davfs" utility tries to load are loaded upon system boot before
any local user can call the utility.

An additional defense measure can be implemented by enabling the Linux
kernel module signing feature. This assists in the prevention of
arbitrary modules being loaded.

Resolution
=========
All DavFS2 users should upgrade to the latest version:

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/davfs2-1.5.2"

References
=========
[ 1 ] CVE-2013-4362
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-4362

Availability
===========
This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-02

Concerns?
========
Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
======
Copyright 2016 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/

Gentoo: GLSA-201612-02: DavFS2: Local privilege escalation

A vulnerability in DavFS2 allows local users to gain root privileges.

Summary

DavFS2 installs "/usr/sbin/mount.davfs" as setuid root. This utility uses "system()" to call "/sbin/modprobe". While the call to "modprobe" itself cannot be manipulated, a local authenticated user can set the "MODPROBE_OPTIONS" environment variable to pass a user controlled path, allowing the loading of an arbitrary kernel module.

Resolution

All DavFS2 users should upgrade to the latest version: # emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=net-fs/davfs2-1.5.2"

References

[ 1 ] CVE-2013-4362 http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-4362

Availability

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at the Gentoo Security Website: https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201612-02

Concerns

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at https://bugs.gentoo.org.

Severity
Severity: Normal
Title: DavFS2: Local privilege escalation
Date: December 02, 2016
Bugs: #485232
ID: 201612-02

Synopsis

A vulnerability in DavFS2 allows local users to gain root privileges.

Background

DavFS2 is a file system driver that allows you to mount a WebDAV server as a local disk drive.

Affected Packages

------------------------------------------------------------------- Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected ------------------------------------------------------------------- 1 net-fs/davfs2 < 1.5.2 >= 1.5.2

Impact

===== A local user could gain root privileges.

Workaround

The system administrator should ensure that all modules the "mount.davfs" utility tries to load are loaded upon system boot before any local user can call the utility. An additional defense measure can be implemented by enabling the Linux kernel module signing feature. This assists in the prevention of arbitrary modules being loaded.

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