RHEL 7 : util-linux (RHSA-2017:0907)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 99341


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


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 Moderate. 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) :

* A race condition was found in the way su handled the management of child processes. A local authenticated attacker could use this flaw to kill other processes with root privileges under specific conditions.

Red Hat would like to thank Tobias Stockmann for reporting this issue.

Bug Fix(es) :

* The 'findmnt --target <path>' command prints all file systems where the mount point directory is <path>. Previously, when used in the chroot environment, 'findmnt --target <path>' incorrectly displayed all mount points. The command has been fixed so that it now checks the mount point path and returns information only for the relevant mount point. (BZ#1414481)


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 99341

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2017-0907.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/04/13

Modified: 2017/04/17

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.9

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libblkid, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libblkid-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libmount, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libmount-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libuuid, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:libuuid-devel, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:util-linux, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:util-linux-debuginfo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:uuidd, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7.3

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/04/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2616

OSVDB: 152469

RHSA: 2017:0907