A certain Red Hat configuration step for the qla2xxx driver in the
Linux kernel 2.6.18 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, when N_Port
ID Virtualization (NPIV) hardware is used, sets world-writable
permissions for the (1) vport_create and (2) vport_delete files under
/sys/class/scsi_host/, which allows local users to make arbitrary
changes to SCSI host attributes by modifying these files.
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MLIST:[oss-security] 20100120 CVE-2009-3556 kernel: qla2xxx NPIV vport management pseudofiles are world writable
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