RHEL 7 : util-linux (RHSA-2016:2605)

This script is Copyright (C) 2016-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

An update for util-linux is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security
impact of Low. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base
score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each
vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The util-linux packages contain a large variety of low-level system
utilities that are necessary for a Linux system to function. Among
others, these include the fdisk configuration tool and the login

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that util-linux's libblkid library did not properly
handle Extended Boot Record (EBR) partitions when reading MS-DOS
partition tables. An attacker with physical USB access to a protected
machine could insert a storage device with a specially crafted
partition table that could, for example, trigger an infinite loop in
systemd-udevd, resulting in a denial of service on that machine.

Red Hat would like to thank Michael Gruhn for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Christian Moch as the original reporter.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.

See also :


Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 94568 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-5011

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