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MDKSA-2002:031: fileutils

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the fileutils package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:031 (fileutils).


Wojciech Purczynski reported a race condition in some utilities in the GNU
fileutils package that may cause root to delete the entire filesystem. This only
affects version 4.1 stable and 4.1.6 development versions, and the authors have
fixed this in the latest development version.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2002:031
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 4266

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

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