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.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79333

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2411-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/11/19

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

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/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-1421

USN: 2411-1