Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fileutils (MDKSA-2002:031)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Wojciech Purczynski reported a race condition in some utilities in the
GNU fileutils package that may cause root to delete the entire
filesystem. This only affects version 4.1 stable and 4.1.6 development
versions, and the authors have fixed this in the latest development
version.

See also :

http://isec.pl/vulnerabilities/0002.txt
http://mail.gnu.org/pipermail/bug-fileutils/2002-March/002440.html

Solution :

Update the affected fileutils package.

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: 13937 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-031.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0435

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