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USN-516-1: xfsdump vulnerability

20 September 2007

xfsdump vulnerability

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Details

Paul Martin discovered that xfs_fsr creates a temporary directory
with insecure permissions. This allows a local attacker to exploit a
race condition in xfs_fsr to read or overwrite arbitrary files on xfs
filesystems.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.04
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 6.06

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

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