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SSA-2005-255-02 util-linux umount privilege escalation Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
SSA-2005-255-02 util-linux umount privilege escalation
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
New util-linux packages are available for Slackware 8.1, 9.0, 9.1, 10.0,
10.1, and -current to fix a security issue with umount. A bug in the
'-r' option could allow flags in /etc/fstab to be improperly dropped
on user-mountable volumes, allowing a user to gain root rights.
For more details, see David Watson's post to BugTraq:
Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.