Scientific Linux Security Update : fuse on SL6.x i386/x86_64

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61086

Synopsis

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

Description

FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) can implement a fully functional file system in a user-space program. These packages provide the mount utility, fusermount, the tool used to mount FUSE file systems.

Multiple flaws were found in the way fusermount handled the mounting and unmounting of directories when symbolic links were present. A local user in the fuse group could use these flaws to unmount file systems, which they would otherwise not be able to unmount and that were not mounted using FUSE, via a symbolic link attack.
(CVE-2010-3879, CVE-2011-0541, CVE-2011-0542, CVE-2011-0543)

All users should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.

Solution

Update the affected packages.

See Also

http://www.nessus.org/u?1c2c2a40

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61086

File Name: sl_20110720_fuse_on_SL6_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

CVSSv2

Base Score: 5.8

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

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: 2011/07/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2010-3879