Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pam_mount (MDVSA-2009:004)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 36909


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


passwdehd script in pam_mount would allow local users to overwrite arbitrary files via a symlink attack on a temporary file.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this.


Update the affected pam_mount and / or pam_mount-devel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 36909

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2009-004.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Published: 2009/04/23

Modified: 2013/06/01

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:mandriva:linux:pam_mount, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pam_mount-devel, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.0, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2009.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2009/01/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-5138

MDVSA: 2009:004

CWE: 59