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mount and umount in util-linux and loop-aes-utils call the setuid and setgid functions in the wrong order and do not check the return values, which might allow attackers to gain privileges via helpers such as mount.nfs.
login in util-linux-2.12a skips pam_acct_mgmt and chauth_tok when authentication is skipped, such as when a Kerberos krlogin session has been established, which might allow users to bypass intended access policies that would be enforced by pam_acct_mgmt and chauth_tok.
umount in util-linux 2.8 to 2.12q, 2.13-pre1, and 2.13-pre2, and other packages such as loop-aes-utils, allows local users with unmount permissions to gain privileges via the -r (remount) option, which causes the file system to be remounted with just the read-only flag, which effectively clears the nosuid, nodev, and other flags.
The login program in util-linux 2.11 and earlier uses a pointer after it has been freed and reallocated, which could cause login to leak sensitive data.
A patch for mcookie in the util-linux package for Mandrake Linux 8.2 and 9.0 uses /dev/urandom instead of /dev/random, which causes mcookie to use an entropy source that is more predictable than expected, which may make it easier for certain types of attacks to succeed.
script command in the util-linux package before 2.11n allows local users to overwrite arbitrary files by setting a hardlink from the typescript log file to any file on the system, then having root execute the script command.
vipw in the util-linux package before 2.10 causes /etc/shadow to be world-readable in some cases, which would make it easier for local users to perform brute force password guessing.
The PAM implementation in /bin/login of the util-linux package before 2.11 causes a password entry to be rewritten across multiple PAM calls, which could provide the credentials of one user to a different user, when used in certain PAM modules such as pam_limits.
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