This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
A vulnerability was discovered by Janusz Niewiadomski and Wojciech
Purczynski in the wu-ftpd FTP server package. They found an off-by-
one bug in the fb_realpath() function which could be used by a remote
attacker to obtain root privileges on the server. This bug can only be
successfully accomplished by using wu-ftpd binaries compiled on Linux
2.0.x and later 2.4.x kernels because the 2.2.x and earlier 2.4.x
kernels define PATH_MAX to be 4095 characters.
wu-ftpd is no longer shipped with Mandrake Linux, however Mandrake
Linux 8.2 did come with wu-ftpd. If you use wu-ftpd, you are
encouraged to upgrade to these patched packages.
Update the affected wu-ftpd package.
Risk factor :
Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0
Public Exploit Available : true