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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2001:058: ispell

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the ispell package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:058 (ispell).


The ispell program uses mktemp() to open temporary files. This makes it
vulnerable to symlink attacks. The program now has a patch from OpenBSD applied
that uses mkstemp() instead, and switches gets() to fgets() for dealing with
user input.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2001:058
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2004 Tenable Network Security

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