Oracle Linux 4 : util-linux (ELSA-2007-0235)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 67477


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing a security update.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2007:0235 :

An updated util-linux package that corrects a security issue and fixes several bugs is now available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

The util-linux package contains a collection of basic system utilities.

A flaw was found in the way the login process handled logins which did not require authentication. Certain processes which conduct their own authentication could allow a remote user to bypass intended access policies which would normally be enforced by the login process.

This update also fixes the following bugs :

* The partx, addpart and delpart commands were not documented.

* The 'umount -l' command did not work on hung NFS mounts with cached data.

* The mount command did not mount NFS V3 share where sec=none was specified.

* The mount command did not read filesystem LABEL from unpartitioned disks.

* The mount command did not recognize labels on VFAT filesystems.

* The fdisk command did not support 4096 sector size for the '-b' option.

* The mount man page did not list option 'mand' or information about /etc/mtab limitations.

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


Update the affected util-linux package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 67477

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2007-0235.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/07/12

Modified: 2015/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:util-linux, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2006-7108

RHSA: 2007:0235

CWE: 264