RHEL 6 : util-linux-ng (RHSA-2013:0517)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 64765


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated util-linux-ng packages that fix one security issue, several bugs, and add various enhancements are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.

The Red Hat Security Response Team has rated this update as having low security impact. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available from the CVE link in the References section.

The util-linux-ng packages contain a large variety of low-level system utilities that are necessary for a Linux operating system to function.

An information disclosure flaw was found in the way the mount command reported errors. A local attacker could use this flaw to determine the existence of files and directories they do not have access to.

These updated util-linux-ng packages include numerous bug fixes and enhancements. Space precludes documenting all of these changes in this advisory. Users are directed to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 Technical Notes, linked to in the References, for information on the most significant of these changes.

All users of util-linux-ng are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and add these enhancements.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 64765

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2013-0517.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.10 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/02/21

Modified: 2017/01/05

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libblkid, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libblkid-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libuuid, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libuuid-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:util-linux-ng, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:util-linux-ng-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:uuidd, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:6

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-0157

BID: 57168

RHSA: 2013:0517