Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : open-iscsi vulnerability (USN-1235-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56582


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


Colin Watson discovered that iscsi_discovery in Open-iSCSI did not safely create temporary files. A local attacker could exploit this to to overwrite arbitrary files with root privileges.

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 open-iscsi package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56582

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1235-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/10/21

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.4

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:open-iscsi, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:8.04:-:lts

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2009-1297

BID: 36887

USN: 1235-1

CWE: 59