SuSE 10 Security Update : ncpfs (ZYPP Patch Number 7711)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 10 host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Following issues are fixed by this update :

- The ncpfs mount and umount programs were affected by the
/etc/mtab truncation problems on RLIMIT_FSIZE.
(CVE-2011-1679)

- on errors, the mtab lock was not removed, blocking other
applications from modifying /etc/mtab. (CVE-2011-1680)

- we now keep the connection socket alive to avoid losing
ncpfs mounts. (bnc#621810)

See also :

http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1679.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-1680.html

Solution :

Apply ZYPP patch number 7711.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57231 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1679
CVE-2011-1680

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