[USN-2411-1] mountall vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Nov 18 12:54:28 UTC 2014


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2411-1
November 18, 2014

mountall vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.10

Summary:

mountall could mount certain filesystems with the wrong permissions.

Software Description:
- mountall: filesystem mounting tool

Details:

Saurav Sengupta discovered that mountall incorrectly handled umask when
calling the mount utility, resulting in certain filesystems possibly being
mounted with incorrect permissions.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.10:
  mountall                        2.54ubuntu0.14.10.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2411-1
  CVE-2014-1421

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mountall/2.54ubuntu0.14.10.1


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