Updated lm_sensors packages that fix an insecure file issue are now available.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.
The lm_sensors package includes a collection of modules for general SMBus
access and hardware monitoring. This package requires special support which
is not in standard version 2.2 kernels.
A bug was found in the way the pwmconfig tool creates temporary files. It
is possible that a local attacker could leverage this flaw to overwrite
arbitrary files located on the system. The Common Vulnerabilities and
Exposures project has assigned the name CVE-2005-2672 to this issue.
Users of lm_sensors are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which
contain a backported patch that resolves this issue.