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MDKSA-2004:142: 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-2004:142 (gzip).

The Trustix developers found some insecure temporary file creation problems in
the zdiff, znew, and gzeze supplemental scripts in the gzip package. These
flaws could permit local users to overwrite files via a symlink attack.
A similar problem was fixed last year (CVE-2003-0367) in which this same
problem was found in znew. At that time, Mandrakesoft also used mktemp to
correct the problems in gzexe. This update uses mktemp to handle temporary
files in the zdiff script.

Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:142
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2006 Tenable Network Security

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