Debian DSA-1449-1 : loop-aes-utils - programming error

medium Nessus Plugin ID 29858
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Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that loop-aes-utils, tools for mounting and manipulating filesystems, didn't drop privileged user and group permissions in the correct order in the mount and umount commands.
This could potentially allow a local user to gain additional privileges.

Solution

Upgrade the loop-aes-utils package.

For the old stable distribution (sarge), this problem has been fixed in version 2.12p-4sarge2.

For the stable distribution (etch), this problem has been fixed in version 2.12r-15+etch1.

See Also

https://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1449

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29858

File Name: debian_DSA-1449.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/7/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:loop-aes-utils, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:3.1, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:4.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 1/5/2008

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5191

DSA: 1449

CWE: 264