Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : lm_sensors (MDKSA-2005:149)

This script is Copyright (C) 2005-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

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

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem by
using mktemp to create the temporary files.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 19905 (mandrake_MDKSA-2005-149.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2005-2672

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