Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDKSA-2004:159)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 16076
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe Trustix developers discovered that the catchsegv and glibcbug utilities, part of the glibc package, created temporary files in an insecure manner. This could allow for a symlink attack to create or overwrite arbitrary files with the privileges of the user invoking the program.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.