CVE-2011-1089

NameCVE-2011-1089
DescriptionThe 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.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
eglibc (PTS)wheezy2.13-38+deb7u10fixed
wheezy (security)2.13-38+deb7u12fixed
glibc (PTS)jessie (security), jessie2.19-18+deb8u10fixed
stretch (security), stretch2.24-11+deb9u1fixed
buster2.25-3fixed
sid2.25-4fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
eglibcsource(unstable)2.13-8low
eglibcsourcesqueeze2.11.3-1low
glibcsource(unstable)2.13-8low

Notes

http://seclists.org/oss-sec/2011/q1/368
http://sourceware.org/git/?p=glibc.git;a=commitdiff;h=e1fb097f447a89aa69a926e45e673a52d86a6c57

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