Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gzip (MDKSA-2003:068)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

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 :

Solution :

Update the affected gzip package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14051 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-068.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-1999-1332

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