Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : MandrakeUpdate (MDKSA-2000:034)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

There is a possible race condition in MandrakeUpdate that has the
potential for users to tamper with RPMs downloaded by MandrakeUpdate
prior to them being installed. This is due to files being stored in
the /tmp directory. This is a very low security-risk as most servers
that provide user logins shouldn't be using MandrakeUpdate. These
updated versions provide a fix for the problem by using /root/tmp
instead of /tmp.

Solution :

Update the affected MandrakeUpdate and / or grpmi packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61828 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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