Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : lvm (MDKSA-2004:144)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 15917


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


The Trustix developers discovered that the lvmcreate_initrd script, part of the lvm1 package, created a temporary directory in an insecure manner. This could allow for a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running the script.

The updated packages have been patched to prevent this problem.


Update the affected lvm and / or lvm1 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 15917

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-144.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/12/07

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lvm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lvm1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0972

MDKSA: 2004:144