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RHSA-2009:1619: dstat security update

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RHSA-2009:1619: dstat security update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
11/29/2009
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/09/2009
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Dstat is a versatile replacement for the vmstat, iostat, and netstat tools.Dstat can be used for performance tuning tests, benchmarks, andtroubleshooting.Robert Buchholz of the Gentoo Security Team reported a flaw in the Pythonmodule search path used in dstat. If a local attacker could trick alocal user into running dstat from a directory containing a Python scriptthat is named like an importable module, they could execute arbitrary codewith the privileges of the user running dstat. (CVE-2009-3894)All dstat users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains abackported patch to correct this issue.

Solution(s)

  • redhat-upgrade-dstat

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