How to Buy
This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.
An updated utempter package that fixes a potential symlink
vulnerability is now available.
Utempter is a utility that allows terminal applications such as xterm
and screen to update utmp and wtmp without requiring root privileges.
Steve Grubb discovered a flaw in Utempter which allowed device names
containing directory traversal sequences such as '/../'. In
combination with an application that trusts the utmp or wtmp files,
this could allow a local attacker the ability to overwrite privileged
files using a symlink.
Users should upgrade to this new version of utempter, which fixes this
See also :
Update the affected utempter package.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1
Family: Red Hat Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 12490 ()
CVE ID: CVE-2004-0233
Nessus Professional: Scan unlimited IPs, run compliance checks & moreNessus Cloud: The power of Nessus for teams – from the cloud
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.