Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : pam_mount (MDVSA-2008:208-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 37569


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing a security update.


pam_mount 0.10 through 0.45, when luserconf is enabled, does not verify mountpoint and source ownership before mounting a user-defined volume, which allows local users to bypass intended access restrictions via a local mount.

The updated packages have been patched to fix the issue.

Update :

The fix for CVE-2008-3970 uncovered crashes in the code handling the 'allow', 'deny', and 'require' options in pam_mount-0.33, released for Mandriva Linux 2008 Spring. Also, the verification of the allowed mount options ('allow' configuration directive) was inverted in pam_mount-0.33.

This update fixes these issues.


Update the affected pam_mount package.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 37569

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2008-208.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

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, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2008.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/10/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-3970

MDVSA: 2008:208-1

CWE: 264