Ubuntu 4.10 : lvm10 vulnerability (USN-15-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2004-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered a vulnerability in a
supplemental script of the lvm10 package. The program
'lvmcreate_initrd' created a temporary directory in an insecure way,
which could allow a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary
files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Solution :

Update the affected lvm10 package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20547 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0972