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SSA-2005-255-02 util-linux umount privilege escalation

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
SSA-2005-255-02 util-linux umount privilege escalation

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

New util-linux packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0,
10.1, and -current to fix a security issue with umount. A bug in the
'-r' option could permit flags in /etc/fstab to be improperly dropped
on user-mountable volumes, permiting a user to gain root rights.

For more details, see David Watson's post to BugTraq:

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/410333




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Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Michel Arboi

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