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Security update for package UTIL

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(Last modified: 08OCT2002)


solutions Security update for package UTIL SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (a1ebe1cecf670871f49b1abb0f8e5fa1)

Applies to

Product(s): SuSE Linux Database Server

SuSE Linux Enterprise Server for S/390

Package: util
Release: 20021008
Obsoletes: none

Indications

This update should be installed.

Contraindications

None.

Problem description

The mount and umount program did not set their umask properly. Local attackers could exploit this flaw to write arbitrary content into the /etc/mtab file because upon creation this file was world writeable. Certain daemons rely on the content of the /etc/mtab file and could be tricked into using a wrong file system.

Solution

Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Uvh util.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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