Fedora 7 : fuse-2.7.0-5.fc7 / ntfs-3g-1.913-2.fc7 (2007-2295)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 27764


The remote Fedora host is missing one or more security updates.


It was discovered that members of the group fuse can get access to devices which they normally should not have access to. For ntfs-3g mounts, this was because /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g was setuid root. This update fixes /sbin/mount.ntfs-3g so that it is no longer has the setuid bit enabled. The fuse package is also being updated to correct an error in the previous testing package which incorrectly changed the permissions on /dev/fuse.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 27764

File Name: fedora_2007-2295.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/06

Modified: 2015/10/21

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:fuse, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:fuse-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:fuse-devel, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:fuse-libs, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ntfs-3g, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ntfs-3g-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ntfs-3g-devel, cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:7

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5159

FEDORA: 2007-2295

CWE: 264