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The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.
An insecure use of a temporary file has been found in Python.
Python is an interpreted, interactive, object-oriented programming
Zack Weinberg discovered that os._execvpe from os.py in Python 2.2.1
and earlier creates temporary files with predictable names. This could
allow local users to execute arbitrary code via a symlink attack
All users should upgrade to these errata packages which include a
patch to python 1.5.2 to correct this issue.
See also :
Update the affected packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12362 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2002-1119