Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tetex (MDKSA-2001:086)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A problem was discovered in the temporary file handling capabilities
of some teTeX filters by zen-parse. These filters are used as print
filters automatically when printing .dvi files using lpr. This can
lead to elevated privileges. This update relies on the updated mktemp
packages for 7.x in MDKA-2001:021, which gives mktemp the ability to
create temporary directories. 8.x users already have a mktemp that
works in this fashion.

See also :

http://www.securityfocus.com/archive/1/192647
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=43342

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13899 (mandrake_MDKSA-2001-086.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0906

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