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util-linux: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201405-15 / util-linux
Release Date May 18, 2014
Latest Revision May 18, 2014: 1
Impact normal
Exploitable local
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
sys-apps/util-linux < 2.22.2 >= 2.22.2 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #359759, #450740


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in util-linux, the worst of which may lead to Denial of Service.

2.  Impact Information


util-linux is a suite of Linux programs including mount and umount, programs used to mount and unmount filesystems.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in util-linux. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A local attacker may be able to cause a Denial of Service condition, trigger corruption of /etc/mtab, obtain sensitive information, or have other unspecified impact.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All util-linux users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=sys-apps/util-linux-2.22.2"

4.  References


Page updated May 18, 2014

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