Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : inn (MDKSA-2001:010)

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Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

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.

Solution :

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

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61884 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0139

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