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Bug 386327 (CVE-2011-1089) - <sys-libs/glibc-2.14.1-r3: /etc/mtab file corruption (CVE-2011-1089)
Summary: <sys-libs/glibc-2.14.1-r3: /etc/mtab file corruption (CVE-2011-1089)
Alias: CVE-2011-1089
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Vulnerabilities (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: Normal normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: A3 [glsa]
Depends on:
Reported: 2011-10-08 14:30 UTC by GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot
Modified: 2013-12-03 04:14 UTC (History)
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Description GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2011-10-08 14:30:54 UTC
CVE-2011-1089 (
  The addmntent function in the GNU C Library (aka glibc or libc6) 2.13 and
  earlier does not report an error status for failed attempts to write to the
  /etc/mtab file, which makes it easier for local users to trigger corruption
  of this file, as demonstrated by writes from a process with a small
  RLIMIT_FSIZE value, a different vulnerability than CVE-2010-0296.

Maintainers, please provide an updated ebuild, targeted for stabilization. Thanks.
Comment 1 SpanKY gentoo-dev 2012-04-13 23:53:34 UTC
should be fixed in glibc-2.14.1
Comment 3 Mark Loeser (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2013-02-22 23:24:38 UTC
toolchain done.
Comment 4 GLSAMaker/CVETool Bot gentoo-dev 2013-12-03 04:14:28 UTC
This issue was resolved and addressed in
 GLSA 201312-01 at
by GLSA coordinator Chris Reffett (creffett).