Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sharutils (MDKSA-2002:052)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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 :

http://www.aerasec.de/security/index.html?id=ae-200204-033&lang=en

Solution :

Update the affected sharutils package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13955 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-052.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-0178

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