Package name
Advisory ID
Affected versions
2008.0 x86_64 , 2008.0 i586 , 2007.1 i586 , 2007.1 x86_64

Problem description

The default behaviour of autofs 5 for the hosts map did not specify the
nosuid and nodev mount options. This could allow a local user with
control of a remote NFS server to create a setuid root executable on
the exported filesystem of the remote NFS server. If this filesystem
was mounted with the default hosts map, it would allow the user to
obtain root privileges (CVE-2007-5964). Likewise, the same scenario
would be available for local users able to create device files on
the exported filesystem which could allow the user to gain access to
important system devices (CVE-2007-6285).

Because the default behaviour of autofs was to mount -hosts map
entries with the dev and suid options enabled by default, autofs has
been altered to always use nodev and nosuid by default. In order
to have the old behaviour, the configuration must now explicitly set
the dev and/or suid options.

This change only affects the -hosts map which corresponds to the /net
entry in the default configuration.


The previous update shipped with an incorrect LDAP lookup module
that would prevent the automount daemon from starting. This update
corrects that problem.

Updated packages

2008.0 x86_64

 86a63d2ff73733036da50f643e994359  2008.0/x86_64/autofs-5.0.2-8.4mdv2008.0.x86_64.rpm 
 7e4772f6ef649bfb9c426af73267f3ad  2008.0/SRPMS/autofs-5.0.2-8.4mdv2008.0.src.rpm

2008.0 i586

 ad1b96d23f0fcaaed1e6d3cff10943fa  2008.0/i586/autofs-5.0.2-8.4mdv2008.0.i586.rpm 
 7e4772f6ef649bfb9c426af73267f3ad  2008.0/SRPMS/autofs-5.0.2-8.4mdv2008.0.src.rpm

2007.1 i586

 c326dd1684ec0da4619c492d59052116  2007.1/i586/autofs-5.0.2-8.4mdv2007.1.i586.rpm 
 e83f2a80aab1b6a2dcd3bd1cd7f2d3b6  2007.1/SRPMS/autofs-5.0.2-8.4mdv2007.1.src.rpm

2007.1 x86_64

 17ec256f10b709523ac8551b87a86004  2007.1/x86_64/autofs-5.0.2-8.4mdv2007.1.x86_64.rpm 
 e83f2a80aab1b6a2dcd3bd1cd7f2d3b6  2007.1/SRPMS/autofs-5.0.2-8.4mdv2007.1.src.rpm