Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pam_mount (MDVSA-2008:208-1)

This script is Copyright (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

pam_mount 0.10 through 0.45, when luserconf is enabled, does not
verify mountpoint and source ownership before mounting a user-defined
volume, which allows local users to bypass intended access
restrictions via a local mount.

The updated packages have been patched to fix the issue.

Update :

The fix for CVE-2008-3970 uncovered crashes in the code handling the
'allow', 'deny', and 'require' options in pam_mount-0.33, released for
Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring. Also, the verification of the allowed
mount options ('allow' configuration directive) was inverted in

This update fixes these issues.

See also :

Solution :

Update the affected pam_mount package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37569 (mandriva_MDVSA-2008-208.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-3970

Ready to Amp Up Your Nessus Experience?

Get Nessus Professional to scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & more

Buy Nessus Professional Now