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CentOS Update for device-mapper-multipath CESA-2009:0411 centos4 i386

Information

Severity

Severity

High

Family

Family

CentOS Local Security Checks

CVSSv2 Base

CVSSv2 Base

7.2

CVSSv2 Vector

CVSSv2 Vector

AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Solution Type

Solution Type

Vendor Patch

Created

Created

11 years ago

Modified

Modified

4 years ago

Summary

The remote host is missing an update for the 'device-mapper-multipath' package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.

Insight

Insight

The device-mapper multipath packages provide tools to manage multipath devices by issuing instructions to the device-mapper multipath kernel module, and by managing the creation and removal of partitions for device-mapper devices. It was discovered that the multipathd daemon set incorrect permissions on the socket used to communicate with command line clients. An unprivileged, local user could use this flaw to send commands to multipathd, resulting in access disruptions to storage devices accessible via multiple paths and, possibly, file system corruption on these devices. (CVE-2009-0115) Users of device-mapper-multipath are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which contain a backported patch to resolve this issue. The multipathd service must be restarted for the changes to take effect. Important: the version of the multipathd daemon in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 has a known issue which may cause a machine to become unresponsive when the multipathd service is stopped. This issue is tracked in the Bugzilla bug #494582. A link is provided in the References section of this erratum. Until this issue is resolved, we recommend restarting the multipathd service by issuing the following commands in sequence: # killall -KILL multipathd # service multipathd restart

Affected Software

Affected Software

device-mapper-multipath on CentOS 4

Solution

Solution

Please install the updated packages.

Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE)