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MDKSA-2003:068: gzip

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the gzip package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:068 (gzip).

A vulnerability exists in znew, a script included with gzip, that would create
temporary files without taking precautions to avoid a symlink attack. Patches
have been applied to make use of mktemp to generate unique filenames, and
properly make use of noclobber in the script. Likewise, a fix for gzexe which
had been applied previously was incomplete. It has been fixed to make full use
of mktemp everywhere a temporary file is created.
The znew problem was initially reported by Michal Zalewski and was again
reported more recently to Debian by Paul Szabo.

Solution :
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID: 7872

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

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