(RHSA-2005:825) lm_sensors security update

ID RHSA-2005:825
Type redhat
Reporter RedHat
Modified 2017-09-08T12:06:50


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.