A vulnerability has been reported in ChironFS, which can be exploited by malicious, local users to gain escalated privileges.
The vulnerability is caused due to ChironFS not correctly setting the file ownership if a user created files on a ChironFS file system that was mounted by another user, which can be exploited to e.g. gain escalated privileges by creating malicious files.
The vulnerability is reported in versions prior to 1.0 RC7.
Solution: Update to version 1.0 RC7.
Provided and/or discovered by: Neal Becker
Original Advisory: http://code.google.com/p/chironfs/issues/detail?id=6
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