Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : util-linux (MDKSA-2005:167)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

David Watson disovered that the umount utility, when using the '-r'
cpmmand, could remove some restrictive mount options such as 'nosuid'.
IF /etc/fstab contained user-mountable removable devices that
specified nosuid, a local attacker could exploit this flaw to execute
arbitrary programs with root privileges by calling 'umount -r' on a
removable device.

The updated packages have been patched to ensure that '-r' can only be
called by the root user.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19922 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-167.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2876

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