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.