Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : nedit (MDKSA-2001:042)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13861


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A temporary file vulnerability exists in NEdit, the Nirvana Editor.
When printing the entire text or selected parts of the text within the editor, nedit creates a temporary file in an insecure manner. This could be exploited to gain access to other user privileges including root.


Update the affected nedit package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13861

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-042.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nedit, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2001/04/25

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0556

MDKSA: 2001:042