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1.43. dstat

1.43.1. RHSA-2009:1619: Moderate security update


This update has already been released (prior to the GA of this release) as the security errata RHSA-2009:1619
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.
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.

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