Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : lvm (MDKSA-2004:144)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 15917
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected lvm and / or lvm1 packages.