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RHSA-2011:1691: util-linux-ng security, bug fix, and enhancement update

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RHSA-2011:1691: util-linux-ng security, bug fix, and enhancement update

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/09/2011
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/16/2011
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

The util-linux-ng packages contain a large variety of low-level systemutilities that are necessary for a Linux operating system to function.Multiple flaws were found in the way the mount and umount commandsperformed mtab (mounted file systems table) file updates. A local,unprivileged user allowed to mount or unmount file systems could use theseflaws to corrupt the mtab file and create a stale lock file, preventingother users from mounting and unmounting file systems. (CVE-2011-1675,CVE-2011-1677)This update also fixes the following bugs:As well, this update adds the following enhancements:All users of util-linux-ng are advised to upgrade to these updatedpackages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues and addthese enhancements.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-libblkid
  • redhat-upgrade-libblkid-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-libuuid
  • redhat-upgrade-libuuid-devel
  • redhat-upgrade-util-linux-ng
  • redhat-upgrade-util-linux-ng-debuginfo
  • redhat-upgrade-uuidd

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