Executive Summary

Title xfsdump vulnerability
Name USN-516-1 First vendor Publication 2007-09-20
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2007-09-20
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : N/A
Overall CVSS Score NA
Base Score NA Environmental Score NA
impact SubScore NA Temporal Score NA
Exploitabality Sub Score NA
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 4.4 Attack Range Local
Cvss Impact Score 6.4 Attack Complexity Medium
Cvss Expoit Score 3.4 Authentication None Required
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS Ubuntu 6.10 Ubuntu 7.04

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

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

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
xfsdump 2.2.30-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 6.10:
xfsdump 2.2.38-1ubuntu0.6.10.1

Ubuntu 7.04:
xfsdump 2.2.38-1ubuntu0.7.04.1

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

Details follow:

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.

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-516-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-362 Race Condition

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17695
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:17695
Title: USN-516-1 -- xfsdump vulnerability
Description: Paul Martin discovered that xfs_fsr creates a temporary directory with insecure permissions.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): USN-516-1
Version: 7
Platform(s): Ubuntu 6.06
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 7.04
Product(s): xfsdump
Definition Synopsis:

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

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OpenVAS Exploits

Date Description
2009-04-09 Name : Mandriva Update for xfsdump MDKSA-2007:134 (xfsdump)
File : nvt/gb_mandriva_MDKSA_2007_134.nasl
2009-03-23 Name : Ubuntu Update for xfsdump vulnerability USN-516-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_516_1.nasl

Open Source Vulnerability Database (OSVDB)

Id Description
36716 xfsdump xfs_fsr Symlink Arbitrary File Manipulation

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

Date Description
2007-11-10 Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
File : ubuntu_USN-516-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2007-06-27 Name : The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
File : mandrake_MDKSA-2007-134.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

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