RHEL 4 : lm_sensors (RHSA-2005:825)

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Synopsis :

The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

Updated lm_sensors packages that fix an insecure file issue are now
available.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red
Hat Security Response Team.

The lm_sensors package includes a collection of modules for general
SMBus access and hardware monitoring. This package requires special
support which is not in standard version 2.2 kernels.

A bug was found in the way the pwmconfig tool creates temporary files.
It is possible that a local attacker could leverage this flaw to
overwrite arbitrary files located on the system. The Common
Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name
CVE-2005-2672 to this issue.

Users of lm_sensors are advised to upgrade to these updated packages,
which contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.

See also :

https://www.redhat.com/security/data/cve/CVE-2005-2672.html
http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2005-825.html

Solution :

Update the affected lm_sensors and / or lm_sensors-devel packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20205 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2672