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Ubuntu: New Open-iSCSI packages fix security vulnerabilities

Colin Watson discovered that iscsi_discovery in Open-iSCSI did not safely create temporary files. A local attacker could exploit this to to overwrite arbitrary files with root privileges. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1235-1
October 20, 2011

open-iscsi vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

Summary:

iscsi_discovery in open-iscsi could be made to overwrite files as the
administrator.

Software Description:
- open-iscsi: Open Source iSCSI implementation

Details:

Colin Watson discovered that iscsi_discovery in Open-iSCSI did not safely
create temporary files. A local attacker could exploit this to to overwrite
arbitrary files with root privileges.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 8.04 LTS:
 open-iscsi                      2.0.865-1ubuntu3.5

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
 http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1235-1
 CVE-2009-1297

Package Information:
 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/open-iscsi/2.0.865-1ubuntu3.5
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