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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2002:052: sharutils

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the sharutils package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:052 (sharutils).

The uudecode utility creates output files without checking to see if it is about
to write to a symlink or pipe. This could be exploited by a local attacker to
overwrite files or lead to privilege escalation if users decode data into share
directories, such as /tmp. This update fixes this vulnerability by checking to
see if the destination output file is a symlink or pipe.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 4742

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

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