Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ispell (MDKSA-2001:058)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

The ispell program uses mktemp() to open temporary files. This makes
it vulnerable to symlink attacks. The program now has a patch from
OpenBSD applied that uses mkstemp() instead, and switches gets() to
fgets() for dealing with user input.

Solution :

Update the affected ispell, ispell-de and / or ispell-en packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13874 (mandrake_MDKSA-2001-058.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-1276

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