Ubuntu 4.10 : lvm10 vulnerability (USN-15-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 20547


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered a vulnerability in a supplemental script of the lvm10 package. The program 'lvmcreate_initrd' created a temporary directory in an insecure way, which could allow a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected lvm10 package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 20547

File Name: ubuntu_USN-15-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.12 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/25

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:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lvm10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:4.10

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2004/11/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0972

USN: 15-1