[USN-1235-1] Open-iSCSI vulnerability

Jamie Strandboge jamie at canonical.com
Thu Oct 20 21:17:33 UTC 2011

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

open-iscsi vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 8.04 LTS


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

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


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.


Package Information:

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