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MDKSA-2003:016: util-linux

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the util-linux package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:016 (util-linux).


The util-linux package provides the mcookie utility, a tool for generating
random cookies that can be used for X authentication. The util-linux packages
that were distributed with Mandrake Linux 8.2 and 9.0 had a patch that made it
use /dev/urandom instead of /dev/random, which resulted in the mcookie being
more predictable than it would otherwise be. This patch has been removed in
these updates, giving mcookie a better source of entropy and making the
generated cookies less predictable. Thanks to Dirk Mueller for pointing this
out.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:016
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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