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Bug 264436 (CVE-2009-1072) - Kernel: < nfsd does not drop CAP_MKNOD (CVE-2009-1072)
Summary: Kernel: < nfsd does not drop CAP_MKNOD (CVE-2009-1072)
Alias: CVE-2009-1072
Product: Gentoo Security
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Kernel (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo Security
Whiteboard: [linux <] [linux >=2.6.28 <2...
Depends on:
Reported: 2009-03-31 20:32 UTC by Stefan Behte (RETIRED)
Modified: 2013-09-05 03:52 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Stefan Behte (RETIRED) gentoo-dev Security 2009-03-31 20:32:41 UTC
CVE-2009-1072 (
  nfsd in the Linux kernel before does not drop the CAP_MKNOD
  capability before handling a user request in a thread, which allows
  local users to create device nodes, as demonstrated on a filesystem
  that has been exported with the root_squash option.