Scientific Linux Security Update : util-linux on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

The remote Scientific Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A flaw was discovered in the way that the mount and umount utilities
used the setuid and setgid functions, which could lead to privileges
being dropped improperly. A local user could use this flaw to run
mount helper applications such as, mount.nfs, with additional
privileges (CVE-2007-5191)

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?3ac5be58

Solution :

Update the affected losetup, mount and / or util-linux packages.

Risk factor :

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

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 60311 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-5191