Slackware 9.0 : quotacheck security fix in rc.M (SSA:2003-141-06)

High Nessus Plugin ID 18720


The remote Slackware host is missing a security update.


An 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.


Update the affected sysvinit package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18720

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2003-141-06.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:slackware:slackware_linux:sysvinit, cpe:/o:slackware:slackware_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Slackware/release, Host/Slackware/packages

Patch Publication Date: 2003/05/21

Reference Information

SSA: 2003-141-06