USN-2411-1: mountall vulnerability
18 November 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.10
mountall could mount certain filesystems with the wrong permissions.
- mountall - filesystem mounting tool
Saurav Sengupta discovered that mountall incorrectly handled umask when calling the mount utility, resulting in certain filesystems possibly being mounted with incorrect permissions.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes.