MDKSA-2006:090 : shadow-utils

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2011 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

A potential security problem was found in the useradd tool when it
creates a new user's mailbox due to a missing argument to the open()
call, resulting in the first permissions of the file being some
random garbage found on the stack, which could possibly be held open
for reading or writing before the proper fchmod() call is executed.

Packages have been patched to correct this issue.

See also :

http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2006:090

Solution :

Update the affected package(s).

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 3.7
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 21601 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-090.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1174

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