Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : util-linux (MDVSA-2012:083)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in
util-linux :

mount in util-linux 2.19 and earlier attempts to append to the
/etc/mtab.tmp file without first checking whether resource limits
would interfere, which allows local users to trigger corruption of the
/etc/mtab file via a process with a small RLIMIT_FSIZE value, a
related issue to CVE-2011-1089 (CVE-2011-1675).

mount in util-linux 2.19 and earlier does not remove the /etc/mtab~
lock file after a failed attempt to add a mount entry, which has
unspecified impact and local attack vectors (CVE-2011-1677).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59304 ()

Bugtraq ID: 50941

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1675
CVE-2011-1677

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