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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2005:167: util-linux

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the util-linux package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:167 (util-linux).

David Watson disovered that the umount utility, when using the '-r' cpmmand,
could remove some restrictive mount options such as 'nosuid'. IF /etc/fstab
contained user-mountable removable devices that specified nosuid, a local
attacker could exploit this flaw to execute arbitrary programs with root
rights by calling 'umount -r' on a removable device.

The updated packages have been patched to ensure that '-r' can only be called
by the root user.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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