USN-1045-2: util-linux update

19 January 2011

util-linux update

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

  • Ubuntu 10.10
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 9.10
  • Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


Software Description

  • util-linux


USN-1045-1 fixed vulnerabilities in FUSE. This update to util-linux adds support for new options required by the FUSE update.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that FUSE could be tricked into incorrectly updating the mtab file when mounting filesystems. A local attacker, with access to use FUSE, could unmount arbitrary locations, leading to a denial of service.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 10.10
mount - 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.10.10.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
mount - 2.17.2-0ubuntu1.10.04.1
Ubuntu 9.10
mount - 2.16-1ubuntu5.1
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
mount - 2.13.1-5ubuntu3.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.