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RHSA-2007:0235: util-linux security and bug fix update

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RHSA-2007:0235: util-linux security and bug fix update



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 /etc/mtab limitations. All users of util-linux should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.


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