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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2005:097: a2ps

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the a2ps package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:097 (a2ps).



The fixps and psmandup scripts, part of the a2ps package, are vulnerable to
symlink attacks which could permit a local attacker to overwrite arbitrary
files. The updated packages have been patched to correct the problem.



Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:097
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

Vulnerability Assessment Copyright: This script is Copyright (C) 2005 Tenable Network Security

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