Vigil@nce: Linux kernel, denial of service via automount
February 2010 by Vigil@nce
A local attacker can use automount, in order to generate a denial of service.
Consequences: denial of service of service
Provenance: user shell
Means of attack: no proof of concept, no attack
Ability of attacker: expert (4/4)
Confidence: confirmed by the editor (5/5)
Diffusion of the vulnerable configuration: high (3/3)
Creation date: 24/02/2010
DESCRIPTION OF THE VULNERABILITY
The automatic file system mounting (automount) uses:
symbolic links (NFS), or
When symbolic links are used, directory links are not followed with LOOKUP_FOLLOW. This error leads to a denial of service.
Technical details are unknown.