Fedora 9 : libHX-1.23-1.fc9 / pam_mount-0.47-1.fc9 (2008-7976)

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Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

A security flaw in the pam_mount's handling of user defined volumes
using the 'luserconf' option has been fixed in this update. The
vulnerability allowed users to arbitrarily mount filesystems at
arbitrary locations. More details about this vulnerability can be
found in the announcement message sent to the pam-mount-user
mailinglist at SourceForge: http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/me
chgretzou. qr Upstream changelog (excluding the git shortlog) for
versions 0.43-0.47 :

- mount.crypt: fix option slurping (SF bug #2054323) -
properly handle simple sgrp config items (Debian bug
#493497) - src: correct error check in run_lsof()

- conf: check that slash follows home tilde - conf:
wildcard inadvertently matched root sometimes - fix
double-freeing the authentication token - use ofl
instead of lsof/fuser - kill-on-logout support
(terminate processes that would stand in the way of
unmounting) - mount.crypt: auto-detect necessity for
running losetup - mount.crypt: add missing null command
to conform to sh syntax (SF bug #2089446) - conf: fix
printing of strings when luser volume options were not
ok - conf: re-add luserconf security checks - add
support for encfs 1.3.x (1.4.x already has been in for
long) - conf: add the 'noroot' attribute for <volume> to
force mounting with the unprivileged user account
(required for FUSE filesystems) - replace fixed-size
buffers and arrays with dynamic ones (complete) Note:
This update also introduces a new version of libHX,
which is required by updated pam_mount.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected libHX and / or pam_mount packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 34184 (fedora_2008-7976.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:


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