|Category:||Red Hat Local Security Checks|
|Title:||RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2007:0969|
The remote host is missing updates announced in
The util-linux package contains a large variety of low-level system
utilities that are necessary for a Linux system to function.
A flaw was discovered in the way that the mount and umount utilities
used the setuid and setgid functions, which could lead to privileges being
dropped improperly. A local user could use this flaw to run mount helper
applications such as, mount.nfs, with additional privileges (CVE-2007-5191).
Users are advised to update to these erratum packages which contain a
backported patch to correct this issue.
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date
Risk factor : High
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-5191|
BugTraq ID: 25973
Bugtraq: 20080108 VMSA-2008-0001 Moderate OpenPegasus PAM Authentication Buffer Overflow and updated service console packages (Google Search)
Bugtraq: 20080123 UPDATED VMSA-2008-0001.1 Moderate OpenPegasus PAM Authentication Buffer Overflow and updated service console packages (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1449 (Google Search)
Debian Security Information: DSA-1450 (Google Search)
SuSE Security Announcement: SUSE-SR:2007:022 (Google Search)
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