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From: Slackware Security Team <security@slackware.com>
To: slackware-security@slackware.com
Subject: [slackware-security] util-linux umount privilege escalation
Date: Tue, 13 Sep 2005 00:50:02 -0700 (PDT)
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[slackware-security]  util-linux umount privilege escalation (SSA:2005-255-02)

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 privileges.

For more details, see David Watson's post to BugTraq:

  http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/410333


Here are the details from the Slackware 10.1 ChangeLog:
+--------------------------+
patches/packages/util-linux-2.12p-i486-2.tgz:  Patched an issue with
  umount where if the umount failed when the '-r' option was used, the
  filesystem would be remounted read-only but without any extra flags
  specified in /etc/fstab.  This could allow an ordinary user able to
  mount a floppy or CD (but with nosuid, noexec, nodev, etc in
  /etc/fstab) to run a setuid binary from removable media and gain
  root privileges.
  Reported to BugTraq by David Watson:
    http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/410333
  (* Security fix *)
+--------------------------+


Where to find the new packages:
+-----------------------------+

Updated package for Slackware 8.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-8.1/patches/packages/util-linux-2.11r-i386-3.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.0/patches/packages/util-linux-2.11z-i386-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 9.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-9.1/patches/packages/util-linux-2.12-i486-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.0:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.0/patches/packages/util-linux-2.12a-i486-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware 10.1:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-10.1/patches/packages/util-linux-2.12p-i486-2.tgz

Updated package for Slackware -current:
ftp://ftp.slackware.com/pub/slackware/slackware-current/slackware/a/util-linux-2.12p-i486-2.tgz


MD5 signatures:
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Slackware 8.1 package:
3b3025faf0a40428f2861fa2967c13d3  util-linux-2.11r-i386-3.tgz

Slackware 9.0 package:
41b08961548899ca10fa93d16a7ab516  util-linux-2.11z-i386-2.tgz

Slackware 9.1 package:
4890b834bac6d7490c1daf5bc7bbff55  util-linux-2.12-i486-2.tgz

Slackware 10.0 package:
3e628cf4d6db843a1dd63e2fa7f3aba1  util-linux-2.12a-i486-2.tgz

Slackware 10.1 package:
01722ab0146969c6cde9f99698864606  util-linux-2.12p-i486-2.tgz

Slackware -current package:
21e318a9f04dc6588916945713312bf3  util-linux-2.12p-i486-2.tgz


Installation instructions:
+------------------------+

Upgrade the package as root:
# upgradepkg util-linux-2.12p-i486-2.tgz


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Slackware Linux Security Team
http://slackware.com/gpg-key
security@slackware.com

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