Ubuntu 4.10 : lvm10 vulnerability (USN-15-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 20547
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionRecently, 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected lvm10 package.