(RHSA-2007:0235) Low: util-linux security and bug fix update

ID RHSA-2007:0235
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-09-08T12:15:28


The util-linux package contains a collection of basic system utilities.

A flaw was found in the way the login process handled logins which did not require authentication. Certain processes which conduct their own authentication could allow a remote user to bypass intended access policies which would normally be enforced by the login process. (CVE-2006-7108)

This update also fixes the following bugs:

  • The partx, addpart and delpart commands were not documented.

  • The "umount -l" command did not work on hung NFS mounts with cached data.

  • The mount command did not mount NFS V3 share where sec=none was specified.

  • The mount command did not read filesystem LABEL from unpartitioned disks.

  • The mount command did not recognize labels on VFAT filesystems.

  • The fdisk command did not support 4096 sector size for the "-b" option.

  • The mount man page did not list option "mand" or information about /etc/mtab limitations.

All users of util-linux should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain backported patches to correct these issues.