Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : jmcce (MDKSA-2002:008)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 13916


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A problem exists in the jmcce program that is used for Chinese text on the console. jmcce is installed setuid root and places log files in /tmp; because jmcce does not perform suitable checking on the files it writes to and because it uses a predictable logfile name, an attacker could exploit this to arbitrarily overwrite any file on the system.


Update the affected jmcce package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 13916

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-008.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:jmcce, 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: 2002/01/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-2001

MDKSA: 2002:008