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MDKSA-2003:064: kon2

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the kon2 package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:064 (kon2).


A vulnerability was discovered in kon2, a Kanji emulator for the console. A
buffer overflow in the command line parsing can be exploited, leading to local
users being able to gain root rights.
These updated packages provide a fix for this vulnerability.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2003:064
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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