This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the inn
program. This condition is due partly to the way inn is compiled and
configured on some Linux distributions, including Linux-Mandrake, and
partly due to the lack of information in the inn package detailing
potential security problems if you do not tell inn to use a private
temporary directory. The patch supplied by WireX that creates
temporary files correctly has been applied, and the temporary
directory that inn uses has been moved from /usr/tmp to
/var/spool/news/tmp which is available solely to the news user which
inn runs as.
Update the affected inews, inn and / or inn-devel packages.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2