RHEL 2.1 : dump (RHSA-2005:583)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 19380


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated dump packages that address two security issues are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.

This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.

Dump examines files in a file system, determines which ones need to be backed up, and copies those files to a specified disk, tape, or other storage medium.

A flaw was found with dump file locking. A malicious local user could manipulate the file lock in such a way as to prevent dump from running. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CVE-2002-1914 to this issue.

Users of dump should upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a patch to resolve this issue.


Update the affected dump and / or rmt packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 19380

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-583.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/08/04

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:dump, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:rmt, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/03

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2002/07/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1914

OSVDB: 18531

RHSA: 2005:583