Ubuntu 5.04 : lm-sensors vulnerabilities (USN-172-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 20579


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Javier Fernandez-Sanguino Pena noticed that the pwmconfig script created temporary files in an insecure manner. This could allow a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with full root privileges since pwmconfig is usually executed by root.

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 packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 20579

File Name: ubuntu_USN-172-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2006/01/15

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsensors-dev, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libsensors3, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:lm-sensors, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:sensord, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:5.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/08/23

Reference Information

USN: 172-1