CentOS 3 / 4 : util-linux (CESA-2007:0969)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 36400
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Synopsis

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

Description

Updated util-linux packages that fix a security issue are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3, 4, and 5.

This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The util-linux package contains a large variety of low-level system utilities that are necessary for a Linux system to function.

A flaw was discovered in the way that the mount and umount utilities used the setuid and setgid functions, which could lead to privileges being dropped improperly. A local user could use this flaw to run mount helper applications such as, mount.nfs, with additional privileges (CVE-2007-5191).

Users are advised to update to these erratum packages which contain a backported patch to correct this issue.

Solution

Update the affected util-linux packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?a5e7afbf

http://www.nessus.org/u?64290772

http://www.nessus.org/u?e7964e5a

http://www.nessus.org/u?72566657

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36400

File Name: centos_RHSA-2007-0969.nasl

Version: 1.13

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 4/23/2009

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:centos:centos:losetup, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:mount, p-cpe:/a:centos:centos:util-linux, cpe:/o:centos:centos:3, cpe:/o:centos:centos:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 11/16/2007

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/4/2007

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5191

RHSA: 2007:0969

CWE: 264