Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : util-linux (MDKSA-2007:111)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 25429


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


login in util-linux-2.12a (and later versions) skips pam_acct_mgmt and chauth_tok when authentication is skipped, such as when a Kerberos krlogin session has been established, which might allow users to bypass intended access policies that would be enforced by pam_acct_mgmt and chauth_tok.

Updated packages have been patched to address this issue.


Update the affected losetup, mount and / or util-linux packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 25429

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-111.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/06/05

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:losetup, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mount, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:util-linux, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/06/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7108

MDKSA: 2007:111

CWE: 264