dump, rmt security update

ID CESA-2005:583-01
Type centos
Reporter CentOS Project
Modified 2005-08-03T22:53:42


CentOS Errata and Security Advisory CESA-2005:583-01

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.

Merged security bulletin from advisories: http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos-announce/2005-August/012005.html

Affected packages: dump rmt

Upstream details at: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/rh21as-errata.html