GLSA-201405-15 : util-linux: Multiple vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 74058


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201405-15 (util-linux: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in util-linux. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A local attacker may be able to cause a Denial of Service condition, trigger corruption of /etc/mtab, obtain sensitive information, or have other unspecified impact.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All util-linux users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=sys-apps/util-linux-2.22.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 74058

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201405-15.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/05/19

Modified: 2015/04/13

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:gentoo:linux:util-linux, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/05/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1675, CVE-2011-1676, CVE-2011-1677, CVE-2013-0157

BID: 50941, 57168

GLSA: 201405-15