RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2009:1619

The remote host is missing updates announced in advisory RHSA-2009:1619. 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.
Please note that this update is available via Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date