Debian Security Advisory DSA 283-1 (xfsdump)

Published: 2008-01-17 21:28:10
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:


Technical Details:
Ethan Benson discovered a problem in xfsdump, that contains administrative utilities for the XFS filesystem. When filesystem quotas are enabled xfsdump runs xfsdq to save the quota information into a file at the root of the filesystem being dumped. The manner in which this file is created is unsafe. While fixing this, a new option ``-f path'' has been added to xfsdq(8) to specify an output file instead of using the standard output stream. This file is created by xfsdq and xfsdq will fail to run if it exists already. The file is also created with a more appropriate mode than whatever the umask happened to be when xfsdump(8) was run. For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been fixed in version 2.0.1-2. The old stable distribution (potato) is not affected since it doesn't contain xfsdump Linux Distribution Packages. For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in version 2.2.8-1. We recommend that you upgrade your lpr Linux Distribution Package immediately.

The remote host is missing an update to xfsdump announced via advisory DSA 283-1.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

CVSS Score

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