USN-172-1: lm-sensors vulnerability

24 August 2005

lm-sensors vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 5.04

Software Description

Details

Javier Fern�ndez-Sanguino Pe�a noticed that the pwmconfig script created temporary files in an insecure manner. This could allow a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with full root privileges since pwmconfig is usually executed by root.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 5.04
lm-sensors

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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