Ubuntu 14.10 : mountall vulnerability (USN-2411-1)

high Nessus Plugin ID 79333


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Saurav Sengupta discovered that mountall incorrectly handled umask when calling the mount utility, resulting in certain filesystems possibly being mounted with incorrect permissions.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected mountall package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79333

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2411-1.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/19/2014

Updated: 1/19/2021

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:mountall, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Debian/dpkg-l, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release

Patch Publication Date: 11/18/2014

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/25/2014

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1421

USN: 2411-1