SSA-2003-141-06a REVISED quotacheck security fix in rc.M

High Nessus Plugin ID 18723


The remote host is missing the SSA-2003-141-06a security update


NOTE: The original advisory quotes a section of the Slackware ChangeLog which had inadvertently reversed the options to quotacheck. The correct option to use is 'm'. A corrected advisory follows:

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 packages that are referenced in the security advisory.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 18723

File Name: Slackware_SSA_2003-141-06a.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/07/13

Modified: 2011/05/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

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

Reference Information

SSA: 2003-141-06a