RHSA-2005:583 - Security Advisory
dump security update
Security Advisory: Low
Updated dump packages that address two security issues are now available
for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 2.1.
This update has been rated as having low security impact by the Red Hat
Security Response Team.
Dump examines files in a file system, determines which ones need to be
backed up, and copies those files to a specified disk, tape, or other
A flaw was found with dump file locking. A malicious local user could
manipulate the file lock in such a way as to prevent dump from running.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) assigned
the name CAN-2002-1914 to this issue.
Users of dump should upgrade to these erratum packages, which contain a
patch to resolve this issue.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
This update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network,
launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command:
This will start an interactive process that will result in the appropriate
RPMs being upgraded on your system.
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2 i386
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 ia64
- Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2 i386
- BZ - 162903 - CAN-2002-1914 dump denial of service
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server 2
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation 2