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The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
The uudecode utility creates output files without checking to see if
it is about to write to a symlink or pipe. This could be exploited by
a local attacker to overwrite files or lead to privilege escalation if
users decode data into share directories, such as /tmp. This update
fixes this vulnerability by checking to see if the destination output
file is a symlink or pipe.
See also :
Update the affected sharutils package.
Risk factor :
High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2