Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : util-linux vulnerability (USN-533-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.

Description :

Ludwig Nussel discovered that mount and umount did not properly drop
privileges when using helper programs. Local attackers may be able to
bypass security restrictions and gain root privileges using programs
such as mount.nfs or mount.cifs.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28139 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5191