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The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
A vulnerability exists in znew, a script included with gzip, that
would create temporary files without taking precautions to avoid a
symlink attack. Patches have been applied to make use of mktemp to
generate unique filenames, and properly make use of noclobber in the
script. Likewise, a fix for gzexe which had been applied previously
was incomplete. It has been fixed to make full use of mktemp
everywhere a temporary file is created.
The znew problem was initially reported by Michal Zalewski and was
again reported more recently to Debian by Paul Szabo.
See also :
Update the affected gzip package.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1