Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : a2ps (MDKSA-2005:097)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 18435


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


The fixps and psmandup scripts, part of the a2ps package, are vulnerable to symlink attacks which could allow a local attacker to overwrite arbitrary files. The updated packages have been patched to correct the problem.


Update the affected a2ps, a2ps-devel and / or a2ps-static-devel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 18435

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2005-097.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2005/06/08

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:a2ps, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:a2ps-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:a2ps-static-devel, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:10.1, x-cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:le2005

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

Patch Publication Date: 2005/06/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2004-1377

MDKSA: 2005:097