openSUSE 10 Security Update : util-linux (util-linux-4552)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27514


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Insufficient length checks when reading the passphrase for encrypted paritions in the mount program could cause a buffer overflow that could potentially be exploited to gain root privileges.

When executing helper program 'mount' didn't check the return value of setuid(). Therefore helper program could potenially run as root (CVE-2007-5191).


Update the affected util-linux package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27514

File Name: suse_util-linux-4552.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.9 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/10/18

Modified: 2014/06/13

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:novell:opensuse:util-linux, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:10.3

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5191

CWE: 264