Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDKSA-2004:159)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

The Trustix developers discovered that the catchsegv and glibcbug
utilities, part of the glibc package, created temporary files in an
insecure manner. This could allow for a symlink attack to create or
overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the

The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.1

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 16076 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-159.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2004-0968

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