The remote host is missing an update to pmount announced via advisory DSA 2063-1.
Dan Rosenberg discovered that pmount, a wrapper around the standard mount program which permits normal users to mount removable devices without a matching /etc/fstab entry, creates files in /var/lock insecurely. A local attacker could overwrite arbitrary files utilising a symlink attack. For the stable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.18-2+lenny1 For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.23-1, and will migrate to the testing distribution (squeeze) shortly. We recommend that you upgrade your pmount package.
- Debian Security Advisory DSA 1505-1 (alsa-driver)
- Debian Security Advisory DSA 2376-2 (ipmitool)
- Debian Security Advisory DSA 2649-1 (lighttpd - fixed socket name in world-writable directory)
- Debian Security Advisory DSA 1314-1 (open-iscsi)
- Debian Security Advisory DSA 2606-1 (proftpd-dfsg - symlink race)