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RHSA-2004:093: Updated sysstat packages fix security vulnerabilities

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RHSA-2004:093: Updated sysstat packages fix security vulnerabilities

Severity
5
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
04/15/2004
Created
07/25/2018
Added
10/28/2005
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Updated sysstat packages that fix various bugs and a minor security issue are now available.

Sysstat is a tool for gathering system statistics. A bug was found in the Red Hat sysstat package post and trigger scripts, which used insecure temporary file names. A local attacker could overwrite system files using carefully-crafted symbolic links in the /tmp directory. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has assigned the name CAN-2004-0107 to this issue. Other issues addressed in this advisory include: * iostat -x should return all partitions on the system (up to a maximum of 1024) * sar should handle network device names with more than 8 characters properly Users of sysstat should upgrade to these updated packages, which contain patches to correct these issues.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-sysstat

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