This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote host is missing the SSA-2003-141-06a security update
NOTE: The original advisory quotes a section of the Slackware ChangeLog
which had inadvertently reversed the options to quotacheck. The correct
option to use is 'm'. A corrected advisory follows:
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"
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"
We recommend sites using file system quotas upgrade to this new package,
or edit /etc/rc.d/rc.M accordingly.
Update the packages that are referenced in the security advisory.
Risk factor :
Family: Slackware Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 18723 ()
Upgrade to Nessus Professional today!
Start your free Nessus Cloud trial now!
Begin Free Trial
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.