Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : util-linux update (USN-1045-2)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-1045-1 fixed vulnerabilities in FUSE. This update to util-linux
adds support for new options required by the FUSE update.

It was discovered that FUSE could be tricked into incorrectly updating
the mtab file when mounting filesystems. A local attacker, with access
to use FUSE, could unmount arbitrary locations, leading to a denial of

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 51584 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3879