RHEL 2.1 : ddskk (RHSA-2003:242)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 12411


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


Updated ddskk packages which fix a temporary file security issue are now available.

Daredevil SKK is a simple Kana to Kanji conversion program, an input method of Japanese for Emacs.

ddskk does not take appropriate security precautions when creating temporary files. This bug could potentially be exploited to overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user running Emacs and skk.
The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project (cve.mitre.org) has allocated the name CVE-2003-0539 to this issue.

All users of ddskk should upgrade to these erratum packages containing a backported security patch that corrects this issue.


Update the affected ddskk package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 12411

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2003-242.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2004/07/06

Modified: 2016/12/28

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ddskk, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:2.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Patch Publication Date: 2003/08/11

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2003/07/08

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0539

OSVDB: 12030

RHSA: 2003:242