RHEL 2.1 : dump (RHSA-2005:583)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 19380
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected dump and / or rmt packages.