UFS Bug: FreeBSD 6.1/6.2/7.0: MOKB-08-11-2006, CVE-2006-5824, MOKB-03-11-2006, CVE-2006-5679

Scott Long scottl at samsco.org
Fri Nov 24 14:58:51 PST 2006

David Malone wrote:

>>These two bugs are shown for FreeBSD only and I guess, Solaris and other 
>>BSDs  still use UFS. Are they more robust against this exploit or type 
>>of exploit?
> I don't know of a concerted effort by anyone to improve UFS in this
> way. I would guess that the odd bug would have been resolved, but
> no large scale work.
> 	David.

Another thing to keep in mind is that filesystem mounting is only 
available to the super-user.  If a feature came along such as 
automatically mounting USB drives, these bugs would indeed be critical.
But for now, they are not.


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