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MDKSA-2003:054: man

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the man package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:054 (man).


A difficult to exploit vulnerability was discovered in versions of man prior to
1.5l. A bug exists in man that could cause a program named 'unsafe' to be
executed due to a malformed man file. In order to exploit this bug, a local
attacker would have to be able to get another user to read the malformed man
file, and the attacker would also have to create a file called 'unsafe' that
would be located somewhere in the victim's path.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:054
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7066

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

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