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CESA-2005:583: dump security update

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CESA-2005:583: dump security update

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)
Published
12/31/2002
Created
07/25/2018
Added
03/12/2010
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated dump packages that address two security issues are now available for CentOS Linux 2.1. This update has been rated as having low security impact by the CentOS Security Response Team.

Dump examines files in a file system, determines which ones need to be backed up, and copies those files to a specified disk, tape, or other storage medium. A flaw was found with dump file locking. A malicious local user could manipulate the file lock in such a way as to prevent dump from running. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned the name CAN-2002-1914 to this issue. Users of dump should upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a patch to resolve this issue.

Solution(s)

  • centos-upgrade-dump
  • centos-upgrade-rmt

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