Descriptionautomount 5.0.8, when a program map uses certain interpreted languages, uses the calling user's USER and HOME environment variable values instead of the values for the user used to run the mapped program, which allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse program in the user home directory.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)
Debian Bugs779591

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
autofs (PTS)buster5.1.2-4fixed
bookworm, sid5.1.8-2fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
autofssourcewheezy(not affected)
autofs5source(unstable)(not affected)


[wheezy] - autofs <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 5.0.8)
- autofs5 <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 5.0.8)

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