Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : fuse vulnerability (USN-1045-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 51583


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


It was discovered that FUSE could be tricked into incorrectly updating the mtab file when mounting filesystems. A local attacker, with access to use FUSE, could unmount arbitrary locations, leading to a denial of service.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 51583

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1045-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/01/20

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fuse-source, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:fuse-utils, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libfuse-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libfuse2, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/01/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3879

OSVDB: 70520

USN: 1045-1