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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2004:159: glibc

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the glibc package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:159 (glibc).



The Trustix developers discovered that the catchsegv and glibcbug utilities,
part of the glibc package, created temporary files in an insecure manner. This
could permit for a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with
the rights of the user invoking the program.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.



Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:159
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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