Public Date:
892330: CVE-2013-0157 util-linux: mount folder existence information disclosure

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

(a) mount and (b) umount in util-linux 2.14.1, 2.17.2, and probably other versions allow local users to determine the existence of restricted directories by (1) using the --guess-fstype command-line option or (2) attempting to mount a non-existent device, which generates different error messages depending on whether the directory exists.

Find out more about CVE-2013-0157 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.


Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 is now in Production 3 Phase of the support and maintenance life cycle. This has been rated as having Low security impact and is not currently planned to be addressed in future updates. For additional information, refer to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux Life Cycle:

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 6 (util-linux-ng) RHSA-2013:0517 2013-02-20

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 util-linux Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 util-linux Will not fix