Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : xfsdump vulnerability (USN-516-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Paul Martin discovered that xfs_fsr creates a temporary directory with
insecure permissions. This allows a local attacker to exploit a race
condition in xfs_fsr to read or overwrite arbitrary files on xfs

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 xfsdump package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28121 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-2654

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