Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : inn (MDKSA-2000:023)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A vulnerability exists when verifycancels is enabled in
/etc/news/inn.conf. This vulnerability could be used to gain root
access on any system with inn installed. This new version also does
not install inews as setgid news or rnews as setuid root. Many other
security paranoia fixes have been made as well.

Solution :

Update the affected inews, inn and / or inn-devel packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61821 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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