RHEL 4 : lm_sensors (RHSA-2005:825)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 20205
SynopsisThe remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionUpdated lm_sensors packages that fix an insecure file issue are now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team.
The lm_sensors package includes a collection of modules for general SMBus access and hardware monitoring. This package requires special support which is not in standard version 2.2 kernels.
A bug was found in the way the pwmconfig tool creates temporary files.
It is possible that a local attacker could leverage this flaw to overwrite arbitrary files located on the system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2672 to this issue.
Users of lm_sensors are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected lm_sensors and / or lm_sensors-devel packages.