Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : shorewall (MDKSA-2004:080)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 14329
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe shorewall package has a vulnerability when creating temporary files and directories, which could allow non-root users to overwrite arbitrary files on the system. The updated packages are patched to fix the problem.
As well, for Mandrakelinux 10.0, the updated packages have been fixed to start shorewall after the network, rather than before.
After updating the package, if shorewall was previously running, you may need to issue a 'service shorewall restart'.
SolutionUpdate the affected shorewall and / or shorewall-doc packages.