Debian DSA-823-1 : util-linux - privilege escalation

high Nessus Plugin ID 19792


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


David Watson discovered a bug in mount as provided by util-linux and other packages such as loop-aes-utils that allows local users to bypass filesystem access restrictions by re-mounting it read-only.


Upgrade the util-linux package.

For the old stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.11n-7woody1.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.12p-4sarge1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 19792

File Name: debian_DSA-823.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 10/5/2005

Updated: 1/4/2021

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:util-linux, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.0, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 9/29/2005

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/12/2005

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2876

DSA: 823