Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : printer-filters-utils (MDKSA-2005:239)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 20470
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
Description'newbug' discovered a local root vulnerability in the mtink binary, which has a buffer overflow in its handling of the HOME environment variable, allowing the possibility for a local user to gain root privileges.
Mandriva encourages all users to upgrade immediately.
The updated packages have been patched to correct these problems.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.