Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : shadow-utils (MDKSA-2001:007)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the
useradd program contained in the shadow-utils package. The useradd
program creates it's temporary files in the protected directory
/etc/default, but if this directory is changed to world-writable, a
problem could occur. This update corrects the problem.

Solution :

Update the affected shadow-utils package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61881 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0120

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