Descriptionumount, when running with the Linux 2.6.15 kernel on Slackware Linux 10.2, allows local users to trigger a NULL dereference and application crash by invoking the program with a pathname for a USB pen drive that was mounted and then physically removed, which might allow the users to obtain sensitive information, including core file contents.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
util-linux (PTS)buster2.33.1-0.1fixed
buster (security)2.33.1-0.1+deb10u1fixed
bullseye (security)2.36.1-8+deb11u2fixed
bookworm (security)2.38.1-5+deb12u1fixed
sid, trixie2.40.1-8.1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
util-linuxsource(unstable)(not affected)


- util-linux <not-affected> (Not a security problem)

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