Slackware 9.0 : quotacheck security fix in rc.M (SSA:2003-141-06)
High Nessus Plugin ID 18720
SynopsisThe remote Slackware host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAn upgraded sysvinit package is available which fixes a problem with the use of quotacheck in /etc/rc.d/rc.M. The original version of rc.M calls quotacheck like this: echo 'Checking filesystem quotas:
/sbin/quotacheck -avugM' /sbin/quotacheck -avugM The 'M' option is wrong. This causes the filesystem to be remounted, and in the process any mount flags such as nosuid, nodev, noexec, and the like, will be reset. The correct option to use here is 'm', which does not attempt to remount the partition: echo 'Checking filesystem quotas:
/sbin/quotacheck -avugm' /sbin/quotacheck -avugm We recommend sites using file system quotas upgrade to this new package, or edit /etc/rc.d/rc.M accordingly.
SolutionUpdate the affected sysvinit package.