Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : nfs-utils (MDVSA-2011:186)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 57146
SynopsisThe remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA vulnerability has been discovered and corrected in nfs-utils :
It was found that the mount.nfs tool did not handle certain errors correctly when updating the mtab (mounted file systems table) file. A local attacker could use this flaw to corrupt the mtab file (CVE-2011-1749).
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected nfs-utils and / or nfs-utils-clients packages.