Ubuntu 10.04 LTS : mountall vulnerability (USN-985-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 49171
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionAlasdair MacGregor discovered that mountall created a udev rule file with world-writable permissions. A local attacker could exploit this under certain conditions to cause udev to execute arbitrary commands as the root user.
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SolutionUpdate the affected mountall package.