Slackware 9.0 : quotacheck security fix in rc.M (SSA:2003-141-06)

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Synopsis :

The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.

Description :

An upgraded sysvinit package is available which fixes a problem with
the use of quotacheck in /etc/rc.d/rc.M. The original version of rc.M
calls quotacheck like this: echo 'Checking filesystem quotas:
/sbin/quotacheck -avugM' /sbin/quotacheck -avugM The 'M' option is
wrong. This causes the filesystem to be remounted, and in the process
any mount flags such as nosuid, nodev, noexec, and the like, will be
reset. The correct option to use here is 'm', which does not attempt
to remount the partition: echo 'Checking filesystem quotas:
/sbin/quotacheck -avugm' /sbin/quotacheck -avugm We recommend sites
using file system quotas upgrade to this new package, or edit
/etc/rc.d/rc.M accordingly.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?bb5f6293
http://www.nessus.org/u?d7efd86b

Solution :

Update the affected sysvinit package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18720 ()

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