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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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