Scientific Linux Security Update : fuse on SL6.x i386/x86_64

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) can implement a fully functional file
system in a user-space program. These packages provide the mount
utility, fusermount, the tool used to mount FUSE file systems.

Multiple flaws were found in the way fusermount handled the mounting
and unmounting of directories when symbolic links were present. A
local user in the fuse group could use these flaws to unmount file
systems, which they would otherwise not be able to unmount and that
were not mounted using FUSE, via a symbolic link attack.
(CVE-2010-3879, CVE-2011-0541, CVE-2011-0542, CVE-2011-0543)

All users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain
backported patches to correct these issues.

See also :

http://www.nessus.org/u?1c2c2a40

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)

Family: Scientific Linux Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61086 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-3879