USN-15-1: lvm10 vulnerability

2 November 2004

lvm10 vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 4.10

Software Description


Recently, Trustix Secure Linux discovered a vulnerability in a supplemental script of the lvm10 package. The program “lvmcreate_initrd” created a temporary directory in an insecure way, which could allow a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 4.10

To update your system, please follow these instructions: