Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : exmh (MDKSA-2001:015)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

All versions of exmh prior to 2.3.1 use the /tmp directory for storing
temporary files. This was done in an insecure manner as exmh did not
check to ensure that nobody placed a symlink with the same name in
/tmp in the meantime and thus was vulnerable to a symlink attack. This
could lead to a malicious local user being able to overwrite any file
writable by the user executing exmh. These updated versions of exmh
now use /tmp/username unless TMPDIR or EXMHTMPDIR is set.

Solution :

Update the affected exmh package.

Risk factor :

Low / CVSS Base Score : 1.2

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61889 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2001-0125

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