Ubuntu 5.04 : lm-sensors vulnerabilities (USN-172-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2005-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2006-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena noticed that the pwmconfig script
created temporary files in an insecure manner. This could allow a
symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with full root
privileges since pwmconfig is usually executed by root.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 20579 ()

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