Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tetex (MDKSA-2001:086)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13899


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A 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.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13899

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-086.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-afm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-dvilj, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-dvipdfm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-dvips, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-latex, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tetex-xdvi, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2001/11/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0906

MDKSA: 2001:086