Vulnerability Assessment & Network Security Forums



If through a vulnerability assessment, a network security issue is detected for the vulnerability below, applying the appropriate security patches in a timely matter is very important.  If you have detected that your system has already been compromised, following CERT's Network Security recovery document will assist with recommended steps for system recovery.


Home >> Browse Vulnerability Assessment Database >> Mandrake Local Security Checks >> MDKSA-2005:167: util-linux


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 : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:167
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

Cables, Connectors

Dell R720 8-Core Server 2x E5-2609 v2 2.5GHz 16GB 8x 480GB SSD H710 2.5in Rails
$2596.0
Dell R720 8-Core Server 2x E5-2609 v2 2.5GHz 16GB 8x 480GB SSD H710 2.5in Rails pictureDELL POWEREDGE R710 TWO E5520 2.26GHZ 128GB 6 X 600GB 10K SAS PERC 6/I
$2009.0
DELL POWEREDGE R710 TWO E5520 2.26GHZ 128GB 6 X 600GB 10K SAS PERC 6/I pictureDell R720 8-Core Server 2x E5-2609 v2 2.5GHz 128GB 16x 600GB H710P 2.5in 16 Bay
$2567.0
Dell R720 8-Core Server 2x E5-2609 v2 2.5GHz 128GB 16x 600GB H710P 2.5in 16 Bay pictureDELL POWEREDGE M620 BLADE TWO E5-2660V2 2.20GHZ 96GB 2 X 300GB 10K SAS H310
$1499.0
DELL POWEREDGE M620 BLADE TWO E5-2660V2 2.20GHZ 96GB 2 X 300GB 10K SAS H310 picture


Discussions

No Discussions have been posted on this vulnerability.