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The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-200710-18
(util-linux: Local privilege escalation)
Ludwig Nussel discovered that the check_special_mountprog() and
check_special_umountprog() functions call setuid() and setgid() in the
wrong order and do not check the return values, which can lead to
privileges being dropped improperly.
A local attacker may be able to exploit this vulnerability by using
mount helpers such as the mount.nfs program to gain root privileges and
run arbitrary commands.
There is no known workaround at this time.
See also :
All util-linux users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/util-linux-2.12r-r8'
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 27516 (gentoo_GLSA-200710-18.nasl)
CVE ID: CVE-2007-5191
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