RHEL 4 : lm_sensors (RHSA-2005:825)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 20205


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


Updated 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.


Update the affected lm_sensors and / or lm_sensors-devel packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 20205

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2005-825.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2005/11/15

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:P/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:lm_sensors, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:lm_sensors-devel, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/11/10

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2005/08/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2005-2672

OSVDB: 18905

RHSA: 2005:825