RHEL 2.1 : fileutils (RHSA-2003:016)

low Nessus Plugin ID 12352


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated fileutils packages are available which fix a race condition in recursive remove and move commands.

The fileutils package includes a number of GNU versions of common and popular file management utilities.

A race condition in recursive use of rm and mv commands in fileutils 4.1 and earlier could allow local users to delete files and directories as the user running fileutils if the user has write access to part of the tree being moved or deleted.

In addition, a bug in the way that the chown command parses --from options has also been fixed in these packages, bringing the command into Linux Standard Base (LSB) compliance.

Users of Red Hat Linux Advanced Server should install the upgraded fileutils packages which contain patches to correct these issues.


Update the affected fileutils package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 12352

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2003-016.nasl

Version: 1.25

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 7/6/2004

Updated: 1/14/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:fileutils, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2/19/2003

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/26/2002

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0435

RHSA: 2003:016