Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tcltk (MDKSA-2002:060)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Some problems were discovered with the Tcl/Tk development environment.
The expect application would search for its libraries in /var/tmp
prior to searching in other directories, which could allow a local
user to gain root privilege by writing a trojan library and waiting
for the root user to run the mkpasswd utility. This is fixed in
version 5.32 of expect. A similiar vulnerability has been fixed in the
tcltk package which searched for its libraries in the current working
directory prior to searching in other directories. This could be used
to execute arbitrary code by local users through the use of a trojan

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 13961 (mandrake_MDKSA-2002-060.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-1374

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