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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201405-15

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201405-15
Posted May 19, 2014
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201405-15 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in util-linux, the worst of which may lead to Denial of Service. Versions less than 2.22.2 are affected.

tags | advisory, denial of service, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2011-1675, CVE-2011-1676, CVE-2011-1677, CVE-2013-0157
MD5 | 04862fb2bc80ca9efb0431c87b3c12f5

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201405-15

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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201405-15
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Severity: Normal
Title: util-linux: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: May 18, 2014
Bugs: #359759, #450740
ID: 201405-15

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

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

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 sys-apps/util-linux < 2.22.2 >= 2.22.2

Description
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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.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

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

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

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2011-1675
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-1675
[ 2 ] CVE-2011-1676
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-1676
[ 3 ] CVE-2011-1677
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-1677
[ 4 ] CVE-2013-0157
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-0157

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201405-15.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2014 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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