Oracle Linux 7 : util-linux (ELSA-2016-2605)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 94724


The remote Oracle Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


From Red Hat Security Advisory 2016:2605 :

An update for util-linux is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Low. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

The util-linux packages contain a large variety of low-level system utilities that are necessary for a Linux system to function. Among others, these include the fdisk configuration tool and the login program.

Security Fix(es) :

* It was found that util-linux's libblkid library did not properly handle Extended Boot Record (EBR) partitions when reading MS-DOS partition tables. An attacker with physical USB access to a protected machine could insert a storage device with a specially crafted partition table that could, for example, trigger an infinite loop in systemd-udevd, resulting in a denial of service on that machine.

Red Hat would like to thank Michael Gruhn for reporting this issue.
Upstream acknowledges Christian Moch as the original reporter.

Additional Changes :

For detailed information on changes in this release, see the Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.3 Release Notes linked from the References section.


Update the affected util-linux packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 94724

File Name: oraclelinux_ELSA-2016-2605.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2016/11/11

Modified: 2018/02/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.7

Temporal Score: 3.9

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

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


Base Score: 4.3

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:P/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libblkid, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libblkid-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libmount, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libmount-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libuuid, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:libuuid-devel, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:util-linux, p-cpe:/a:oracle:linux:uuidd, cpe:/o:oracle:linux:7

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5011

OSVDB: 141270

RHSA: 2016:2605