GLSA-201006-10 : multipath-tools: World-writeable socket

High Nessus Plugin ID 46777


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201006-10 (multipath-tools: World-writeable socket)

multipath-tools uses world-writable permissions for the socket file (/var/run/multipathd.sock).
Impact :

Local users could send arbitrary commands to the multipath daemon, causing cluster failures and data loss.
Workaround :

chmod o-rwx /var/run/multipath.sock


All multipath-tools users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-fs/multipath-tools-0.4.8-r1' NOTE: This is a legacy GLSA. Updates for all affected architectures are available since November 13, 2009. It is likely that your system is already no longer affected by this issue.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 46777

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201006-10.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Published: 2010/06/02

Modified: 2016/05/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:ND/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:multipath-tools, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-0115

BID: 34410

OSVDB: 53486

GLSA: 201006-10

CWE: 264