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Vulnerability Assessment Details

MDKSA-2006:090: shadow-utils

Vulnerability Assessment Summary
Check for the version of the shadow-utils package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Assessment

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2006:090 (shadow-utils).



A potential security problem was found in the useradd tool when it

creates a new user's mailbox due to a missing argument to the open()

call, resulting in the first permissions of the file being some random

garbage found on the stack, which could possibly be held open for

reading or writing before the proper fchmod() call is executed.



Packages have been patched to correct this issue.



Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:090
Network Security Threat Level: High

Networks Security ID:

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

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