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The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
The util-linux package provides the mcookie utility, a tool for
generating random cookies that can be used for X authentication. The
util-linux packages that were distributed with Mandrake Linux 8.2 and
9.0 had a patch that made it use /dev/urandom instead of /dev/random,
which resulted in the mcookie being more predictable than it would
otherwise be. This patch has been removed in these updates, giving
mcookie a better source of entropy and making the generated cookies
less predictable. Thanks to Dirk Mueller for pointing this out.
Update the affected losetup, mount and / or util-linux packages.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0