USN-1045-1: FUSE vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1045-1

19th January, 2011

fuse vulnerability

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

  • fuse

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 version:

Ubuntu 10.10:
fuse-utils 2.8.4-1ubuntu1.1
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
fuse-utils 2.8.1-1.1ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 9.10:
fuse-utils 2.7.4-1.1ubuntu4.4
Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
fuse-utils 2.7.2-1ubuntu2.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2010-3879