SuSE 11.1 Security Update : FUSE (SAT Patch Number 4095)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 53231


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


The following security issues were fixed :

- FUSE allowed local users to create mtab entries with arbitrary pathnames, and consequently unmount any filesystem, via a symlink attack on the parent directory of the mountpoint of a FUSE filesystem. (CVE-2010-3879)

- Avoid mounting a directory including evaluation of symlinks, which might have allowed local attackers to mount filesystems anywhere in the system.

- Avoid symlink attacks on the mount point written in the mtab file. Four bugs were fixed:. (CVE-2011-0543)

- fixed retrying nfs mounts on rpc timeouts

- allow seperate control of the internet protocol uses by rpc.mount seperately of the protocol used by nfs.

- Fixed locking in libuuid/uuid to avoid duplicate uuids.

- mkswap bad block check marked every block bad in O(n!) time on a good device New features were implemented :

- mount now has --fake and --no-canonicalize options, required for the symlink security fixes. These were backported from mainline.

- mount can now auto-detect and differentiate between squashfs3 and squashfs (v4) filesystems, allowing backward compatibility to the SUSE Linux Enterprise 11 GA codebase.


Apply SAT patch number 4095.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 53231

File Name: suse_11_util-linux-and-fuse-201103-110302.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/03/31

Modified: 2013/10/25

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:novell:suse_linux:11:fuse, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libblkid1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libfuse2, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libuuid-devel, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libuuid1, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:libuuid1-32bit, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:util-linux, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:util-linux-lang, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:uuid-runtime, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2011/03/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3879, CVE-2011-0541, CVE-2011-0543