loop-aes-utils -- privilege escalation

2005-09-29T00:00:00
ID DSA-825
Type debian
Reporter Debian
Modified 2005-09-29T00:00:00

Description

David Watson discovered a bug in mount as provided by util-linux and other packages such as loop-aes-utils that allows local users to bypass filesystem access restrictions by re-mounting it read-only.

The old stable distribution (woody) does not contain loop-aes-utils packages.

For the stable distribution (sarge) this problem has been fixed in version 2.12p-4sarge1.

For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.12p-9.

We recommend that you upgrade your loop-aes-utils package.