Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : util-linux (MDVSA-2012:083)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59304


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Multiple vulnerabilities has been discovered and corrected in util-linux :

mount in util-linux 2.19 and earlier attempts to append to the /etc/mtab.tmp file without first checking whether resource limits would interfere, which allows local users to trigger corruption of the /etc/mtab file via a process with a small RLIMIT_FSIZE value, a related issue to CVE-2011-1089 (CVE-2011-1675).

mount in util-linux 2.19 and earlier does not remove the /etc/mtab~ lock file after a failed attempt to add a mount entry, which has unspecified impact and local attack vectors (CVE-2011-1677).

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59304

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2012-083.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/05/30

Modified: 2014/05/20

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Temporal Score: 4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64blkid-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64blkid1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64mount-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64mount1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64uuid-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lib64uuid1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libblkid-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libblkid1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmount-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libmount1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libuuid-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libuuid1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:util-linux, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:util-linux-ng, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:uuidd, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2010.1, cpe:/o:mandriva:linux:2011

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1675, CVE-2011-1677

BID: 50941

MDVSA: 2012:083