==================================================================== Red Hat Security Advisory Synopsis: Moderate: dstat security update Advisory ID: RHSA-2009:1619-01 Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advisory URL: https://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2009-1619.html Issue date: 2009-11-30 CVE Names: CVE-2009-3894 ==================================================================== 1. Summary: An updated dstat package that fixes one security issue is now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5. This update has been rated as having moderate security impact by the Red Hat Security Response Team. 2. Relevant releases/architectures: Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server) - noarch Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client) - noarch 3. Description: Dstat is a versatile replacement for the vmstat, iostat, and netstat tools. Dstat can be used for performance tuning tests, benchmarks, and troubleshooting. Robert Buchholz of the Gentoo Security Team reported a flaw in the Python module search path used in dstat. If a local attacker could trick a local user into running dstat from a directory containing a Python script that is named like an importable module, they could execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the user running dstat. (CVE-2009-3894) All dstat users should upgrade to this updated package, which contains a backported patch to correct this issue. 4. Solution: Before applying this update, make sure that all previously-released errata relevant to your system have been applied. This update is available via Red Hat Network. Details on how to use the Red Hat Network to apply this update are available at 5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/): 538459 - CVE-2009-3894 dstat insecure module search path 6. Package List: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Desktop (v. 5 client): Source: noarch: dstat-0.6.6-3.el5_4.1.noarch.rpm Red Hat Enterprise Linux (v. 5 server): Source: noarch: dstat-0.6.6-3.el5_4.1.noarch.rpm These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and details on how to verify the signature are available from https://www.redhat.com/security/team/key/#package 7. References: https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2009-3894 https://www.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate 8. Contact: The Red Hat security contact is
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