The remote host is missing an update as announced via advisory SSA:2003-141-06a.
NOTE: The original advisory quotes a section of the Slackware ChangeLog which had inadvertently reversed the options to quotacheck. The correct option to use is 'm'. A corrected advisory follows: An upgraded sysvinit package is available which fixes a problem with the use of quotacheck in /etc/rc.d/rc.M. The original version of rc.M calls quotacheck like this: echo 'Checking filesystem quotas: /sbin/quotacheck -avugM' /sbin/quotacheck -avugM The 'M' option is wrong. This causes the filesystem to be remounted, and in the process any mount flags such as nosuid, nodev, noexec, and the like, will be reset. The correct option to use here is 'm', which does not attempt to remount the partition: echo 'Checking filesystem quotas: /sbin/quotacheck -avugm' /sbin/quotacheck -avugm We recommend sites using file system quotas upgrade to this new package, or edit /etc/rc.d/rc.M accordingly.