Mission and Overview
NVD is the U.S. government repository of standards based vulnerability management data. This data enables automation of vulnerability management, security measurement, and compliance (e.g. FISMA).
Resource Status
NVD contains:

Last updated: 12/20/2014 6:38:40 AM

CVE Publication rate: 21.17

Email List

NVD provides four mailing lists to the public. For information and subscription instructions please visit NVD Mailing Lists

Workload Index
Vulnerability Workload Index: 8.7
About Us
NVD is a product of the NIST Computer Security Division and is sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security's National Cyber Security Division. It supports the U.S. government multi-agency (OSD, DHS, NSA, DISA, and NIST) Information Security Automation Program. It is the U.S. government content repository for the Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP).

National Cyber Awareness System

Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2008-3970

Original release date: 09/10/2008
Last revised: 08/19/2009


pam_mount 0.10 through 0.45, when luserconf is enabled, does not verify mountpoint and source ownership before mounting a user-defined volume, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions via a local mount.


CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 6.9 (MEDIUM) (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 3.4
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Locally exploitable
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized disclosure of information; Allows unauthorized modification; Allows disruption of service

References to Advisories, Solutions, and Tools

By selecting these links, you will be leaving NIST webspace. We have provided these links to other web sites because they may have information that would be of interest to you. No inferences should be drawn on account of other sites being referenced, or not, from this page. There may be other web sites that are more appropriate for your purpose. NIST does not necessarily endorse the views expressed, or concur with the facts presented on these sites. Further, NIST does not endorse any commercial products that may be mentioned on these sites. Please address comments about this page to nvd@nist.gov.

External Source: MANDRIVA
Name: MDVSA-2008:208
External Source: SUSE
Name: SUSE-SR:2008:019
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://dev.medozas.de/gitweb.cgi?p=pam_mount;a=commitdiff;h=33b91d7659ae3aa78b1e94fd3f8e545ae5ff25db
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080906 CVE request: pam_mount < 0.47 missing security checks
External Source: MLIST
Name: [oss-security] 20080909 Re: CVE request: pam_mount < 0.47 missing security checks
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://sourceforge.net/project/shownotes.php?release_id=624240
External Source: XF
Name: pammount-luserconf-privilege-escalation(44960)
External Source: BID
Name: 31041
External Source: MLIST
Name: [pam-mount-user] 20080905 pam_mount 0.47 released

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)