An updated util-linux package that corrects a security issue and fixes
several bugs is now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.
The util-linux package contains a collection of basic system utilities.
A flaw was found in the way the login process handled logins which did not
require authentication. Certain processes which conduct their own
authentication could allow a remote user to bypass intended access policies
which would normally be enforced by the login process. (CVE-2006-7108)
This update also fixes the following bugs:
* The partx, addpart and delpart commands were not documented.
* The "umount -l" command did not work on hung NFS mounts with cached data.
* The mount command did not mount NFS V3 share where sec=none was specified.
* The mount command did not read filesystem LABEL from unpartitioned disks.
* The mount command did not recognize labels on VFAT filesystems.
* The fdisk command did not support 4096 sector size for the "-b" option.
* The mount man page did not list option "mand" or information about
All users of util-linux should upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain backported patches to correct these issues.