CVSS Base Vector:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'sysstat'
Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the referenced advisory.
sysstat on CentOS 5
The sysstat Linux Distribution Package contains a set of utilities which enable system
monitoring of disks, network, and other I/O activity.
It was found that the sysstat initscript created a temporary file in an
insecure way. A local attacker could use this flaw to create arbitrary
files via a symbolic link attack. (CVE-2007-3852)
This update fixes the following bugs:
* On systems under heavy load, the sadc utility would sometimes output the
following error message if a write() call was unable to write all of the
'Cannot write data to system activity file: Success.'
In this updated Linux Distribution Package, the sadc utility tries to write the remaining
input, resolving this issue. (BZ#454617)
* On the Itanium architecture, the 'sar -I' command provided incorrect
information about the interrupt statistics of the system. With this update,
the 'sar -I' command has been disabled for this architecture, preventing
this bug. (BZ#468340)
* Previously, the 'iostat -n' command used invalid data to create
statistics for read and write operations. With this update, the data source
for these statistics has been fixed, and the iostat utility now returns
correct information. (BZ#484439)
* The 'sar -d' command used to output invalid data about block devices.
With this update, the sar utility recognizes disk registration and disk
overflow statistics properly, and only correct and relevant data is now
* Previously, the sar utility set the maximum number of days to be logged
in one month too high. Consequently, data from a month was appended to
data from the preceding month. With this update, the maximum number of days
has been set to 25, and data from a month now correctly replaces data from
the preceding month. (BZ#578929)
* In previous versions of the iostat utility, the number of NFS mount
points was hard-coded. Consequently, various issues occurred while iostat
was running and NFS mount points were mounted or unmounted. Certain values
in iostat reports overflowed and some mount points were not reported at
all. With this update, iostat properly recognizes when an NFS mount point
mounts or unmounts, fixing these issues. (BZ#675058, BZ#706095, BZ#694767)
* When a device name was longer than 13 characters, the iostat utility
printed a redundant new line character, making its output less readable.
This bug has been fixed and now, no extra characters are printed if a long
device name occurs in iostat output. (BZ#604637)
* Previously, if kernel inte ...
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