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The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
Updated man packages fix a minor security vulnerability.
The man package includes tools for finding information and
documentation about commands on a system.
Versions of man before 1.51 have a bug where a malformed man file can
cause a program named 'unsafe' to be run. To exploit this
vulnerability a local attacker would need to be able to get a victim
to run man on a carefully crafted man file, and for the attacker to be
able to create a file called 'unsafe' that will be on the victim's
Users of man can upgrade to these erratum packages which contain a
patch to correct this vulnerability. These erratum packages also
contain fixes for a number of other bugs.
See also :
Update the affected man package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12386 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2003-0124