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Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Update for autofs RHSA-2013:0132-01
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'autofs'; package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
The remote host is missing an update for the 'autofs'
package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
The autofs utility controls the operation of the automount daemon. The
automount daemon automatically mounts and unmounts file systems.

A bug fix included in RHBA-2012:0264 introduced a denial of service flaw in
autofs. When using autofs with LDAP, a local user could use this flaw to
crash autofs, preventing future mount requests from being processed until
the autofs service was restarted. Note: This flaw did not impact existing
mounts (except for preventing mount expiration). (CVE-2012-2697)

Red Hat would like to thank Ray Rocker for reporting this issue.

This update also fixes the following bugs:

* The autofs init script sometimes timed out waiting for the automount
daemon to exit and returned a shutdown failure if the daemon failed to exit
in time. To resolve this problem, the amount of time that the init script
waits for the daemon has been increased to allow for cases where servers
are slow to respond or there are many active mounts. (BZ#585058)

* Due to an omission when backporting a change, autofs attempted to
download the entire LDAP map at startup. This mistake has now been
corrected. (BZ#767428)

All users of autofs are advised to upgrade to this updated package, which
contains backported patches to correct these issues and add this

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Affected Software/OS:
autofs on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server)

Please Install the Updated Packages.

CVSS Score:

CVSS Vector:

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2012-2697
BugTraq ID: 57183
RedHat Security Advisories: RHSA-2013:0132
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2013 Greenbone Networks GmbH

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