Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tetex (MDKSA-2001:086)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13899
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA problem was discovered in the temporary file handling capabilities of some teTeX filters by zen-parse. These filters are used as print filters automatically when printing .dvi files using lpr. This can lead to elevated privileges. This update relies on the updated mktemp packages for 7.x in MDKA-2001:021, which gives mktemp the ability to create temporary directories. 8.x users already have a mktemp that works in this fashion.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.