Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : fuse vulnerabilities (USN-1077-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 52479
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt 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.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.