Automounter Version


amd: This daemon automatically mounts file systems in response to attempts to access files that reside on those file systems. Similar functionality on some systems is provided by a daemon named automountd. Linux and BSD oriented systems are especially vulnerable.


A remote intruder can execute commands as root if the buffer overflow attack is successful.

The problem

The amd (or automountd) daemon is exploitable for remote root access. Versions are vulnerable to a buffer overflow attack where a well crafted pattern could execute arbitrary commands as the root user.


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