Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mgetty (MDKSA-2000:042)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

There is a problem in the mgetty package, which contains a number of
tools for sending and receiving faxes. The faxrunq tool uses a marker
file in the /tmp directory, which is world-writable, in an insecure
fashion. This problem, if exploited, allows malicious users to
overwrite files on the system via a symlink attack which are owned by
the user that is invoking faxrunq. All versions of mgetty prior to
1.1.22 are vulnerable.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :


Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61835 ()

Bugtraq ID:


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