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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2004:060: ksymoops

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the ksymoops package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:060 (ksymoops).


Geoffrey Lee discovered a problem with the ksymoops-gznm script distributed with
Mandrakelinux. The script fails to do proper checking when copying a file to the
/tmp directory. Because of this, a local attacker can setup a symlink to point
to a file that they do not have permission to remove. The problem is difficult
to exploit because someone with root rights needs to run ksymoops on a
particular module for which a symlink for the same filename already exists.


Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:060
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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