Scientific Linux Security Update : util-linux on SL5.x, SL4.x, SL3.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 60311


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


A flaw was discovered in the way that the mount and umount utilities used the setuid and setgid functions, which could lead to privileges being dropped improperly. A local user could use this flaw to run mount helper applications such as, mount.nfs, with additional privileges (CVE-2007-5191)


Update the affected losetup, mount and / or util-linux packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 60311

File Name: sl_20071115_util_linux_on_SL5_x.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/08/01

Modified: 2012/08/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: x-cpe:/o:fermilab:scientific_linux

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/11/15

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-5191

CWE: 264