Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : minicom (MDKSA-2001:051)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Several format string vulnerabilities exist in the minicom program.
These bugs can be exploited to obtain group uucp privilege. A simple
fix is to simply remove the setgid bit on /usr/bin/minicom, however
these new packages introduce some fixes for the vulnerabilities
through a patch from Red Hat, and also strip the setgid bit.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/frames/?content=/vdb/bottom.html?vid=2681

Solution :

Update the affected minicom package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13869 (mandrake_MDKSA-2001-051.nasl)

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