EulerOS 2.0 SP1 : util-linux (EulerOS-SA-2016-1068)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 99830
SynopsisThe remote EulerOS host is missing a security update.
DescriptionAccording to the version of the util-linux packages installed, the EulerOS installation on the remote host is affected by the following vulnerability :
- 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.(CVE-2016-5011)
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the EulerOS security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected util-linux package.