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Security update for util-linux


(Last modified: 24JAN2006)

solutions Security update for util-linux SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (d078daf108101f23c99a4be03f904156)

Applies to

Package: util-linux
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for x86
SUSE CORE 9 for Itanium Processor Family
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM S/390 31bit
SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Novell Linux POS 9
Open Enterprise Server
Patch: patch-10828
Release: 20060124
Obsoletes: none


Everyone should update.



Problem description

This update re-adds the fix for the following problem, which got lost with the service pack 3 release:
The remount option of umount allowed local users to clear certain security relevant flags such as the nosuid flag (CVE-2005-2876).


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 -Fvh util-linux.rpm

links to download packages

Download Source Packages

Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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