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Date: Mon, 7 Mar 2011 15:24:23 -0500 (EST)
From: Josh Bressers <>
Cc: Ludwig Nussel <>, security <>,,,
        Dan Rosenberg <>
Subject: Re: Suid mount helpers fail to anticipate

----- Original Message -----
> It seems like fixing glibc to either raise the rlimit or correctly handle
> the error condition is the way to go (as you already mentioned). I share
> the concern of the helpers maybe not checking addmntent() return codes,
> though. If they all do, I would think that just correct error handling in
> glibc would be accepted upstream. Whatever the fix, it really feels like
> it should be in glibc. It is what is responsible for actually writing to
> the file...

I'm going to assign CVE-2011-1089 to this, under the assumption the fix
will go into glibc (it's a bit confusing, but I think I follow from playing
along at home).



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