Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : xfsdump vulnerability (USN-516-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28121

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

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

Description

Paul Martin discovered that xfs_fsr creates a temporary directory with insecure permissions. This allows a local attacker to exploit a race condition in xfs_fsr to read or overwrite arbitrary files on xfs filesystems.

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Solution

Update the affected xfsdump package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/516-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 28121

File Name: ubuntu_USN-516-1.nasl

Version: 1.14

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Updated: 2019/08/02

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 4.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xfsdump, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2007/09/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-2654

USN: 516-1

CWE: 362