SSA-2003-141-06a REVISED quotacheck security fix in rc.M

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Synopsis :

The remote host is missing the SSA-2003-141-06a security update

Description :

NOTE: The original advisory quotes a section of the Slackware ChangeLog
which had inadvertently reversed the options to quotacheck. The correct
option to use is 'm'. A corrected advisory follows:

An upgraded sysvinit package is available which fixes a problem with
the use of quotacheck in /etc/rc.d/rc.M. The original version of
rc.M calls quotacheck like this:

echo "Checking filesystem quotas: /sbin/quotacheck -avugM"
/sbin/quotacheck -avugM

The 'M' option is wrong. This causes the filesystem to be remounted,
and in the process any mount flags such as nosuid, nodev, noexec,
and the like, will be reset. The correct option to use here is 'm',
which does not attempt to remount the partition:

echo "Checking filesystem quotas: /sbin/quotacheck -avugm"
/sbin/quotacheck -avugm

We recommend sites using file system quotas upgrade to this new package,
or edit /etc/rc.d/rc.M accordingly.

Solution :

Update the packages that are referenced in the security advisory.

Risk factor :


Family: Slackware Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 18723 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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