SuSE 11.1 Security Update : ecryptfs-utils (SAT Patch Number 4956)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55827


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


This update of ecryptfs-utils fixes several security problems :

- Race condition when checking mountpoint during mount.

- Race condition when checking mountpoint during unmount.

- Race condition when checking source during mount.

- Improper mtab handling allowing corruption due to resource limits, signals, etc. (CVE-2011-1834)


Apply SAT patch number 4956.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55827

File Name: suse_11_ecryptfs-utils-110804.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/08/12

Modified: 2014/02/19

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:ecryptfs-utils, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:ecryptfs-utils-32bit, 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: 2011/08/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1831, CVE-2011-1832, CVE-2011-1833, CVE-2011-1834, CVE-2011-1835, CVE-2011-1836, CVE-2011-1837