Debian DSA-2063-1 : pmount - insecure temporary file

Low Nessus Plugin ID 47105


The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Dan Rosenberg discovered that pmount, a wrapper around the standard mount program which permits normal users to mount removable devices without a matching /etc/fstab entry, creates files in /var/lock insecurely. A local attacker could overwrite arbitrary files utilising a symlink attack.


Upgrade the pmount package.

For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.18-2+lenny1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 47105

File Name: debian_DSA-2063.nasl

Version: 1.11

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2010/06/21

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 1.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:pmount, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:5.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2010/06/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-2192

DSA: 2063