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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2003:022: vnc

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the vnc package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:022 (vnc).


A vulnerability was discovered in the VNC server script that generates an X
cookie, used by X authentication. The script generated a cookie that was not
strong enough and permit a possible hacker to more easily guess the authentication
cookie, thus obtaining unauthorized access to the VNC server.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:022
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 6905

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

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