Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fileutils (MDKSA-2002:031)

low Nessus Plugin ID 13937


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Wojciech Purczynski reported a race condition in some utilities in the GNU fileutils package that may cause root to delete the entire filesystem. This only affects version 4.1 stable and 4.1.6 development versions, and the authors have fixed this in the latest development version.


Update the affected fileutils package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 13937

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-031.nasl

Version: 1.19

Type: local

Published: 7/31/2004

Updated: 1/6/2021

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.4


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:fileutils, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 5/16/2002

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0435

MDKSA: 2002:031