Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDKSA-2004:159)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 16076


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


The 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.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 16076

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2004-159.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/01/02

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-debug, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-doc-pdf, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-i18ndata, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-profile, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-static-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-utils, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ldconfig, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nptl-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nscd, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:timezone, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2004/12/29

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-0968, CVE-2004-1382

MDKSA: 2004:159