Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : util-linux (MDKSA-2007:198)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27071


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


The mount and umount programs in util-linux called the setuid() and setgid() functions in the wrong order and did not check the return values, which could allow attackers to grain privileges via helper applications such as mount.nfs.

Updated packages have been patched to fix this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27071

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2007-198.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2007/10/17

Modified: 2013/06/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:losetup, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mount, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:util-linux, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:util-linux-ng, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2007.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5191

MDKSA: 2007:198

CWE: 264