Debian DSA-1450-1 : util-linux - programming error

medium Nessus Plugin ID 29859
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


It was discovered that util-linux, miscellaneous system utilities, 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.


Upgrade the util-linux 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-19etch1.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 29859

File Name: debian_DSA-1450.nasl

Version: 1.18

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/7/2008

Updated: 1/4/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


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:util-linux, 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: 1450

CWE: 264