Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : fuse vulnerabilities (USN-1077-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 52479


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


It was discovered that FUSE would incorrectly follow symlinks when checking mountpoints under certain conditions. A local attacker, with access to use FUSE, could unmount arbitrary locations, leading to a denial of service.

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Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 52479

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1077-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/03/01

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.9

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

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

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-0789, CVE-2011-0541, CVE-2011-0542, CVE-2011-0543

BID: 37983, 46103

USN: 1077-1

CWE: 59