Ubuntu 8.04 LTS : open-iscsi vulnerability (USN-1235-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56582
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionColin 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.
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SolutionUpdate the affected open-iscsi package.