Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : nedit (MDKSA-2001:042)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

A temporary file vulnerability exists in NEdit, the Nirvana Editor.
When printing the entire text or selected parts of the text within the
editor, nedit creates a temporary file in an insecure manner. This
could be exploited to gain access to other user privileges including
root.

Solution :

Update the affected nedit package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13861 (mandrake_MDKSA-2001-042.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0556

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