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util-linux: Multiple vulnerabilities

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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

Synopsis

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

2.  Impact Information

Background

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

Description

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

Impact

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

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

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



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