Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libast (MDKSA-2006:029)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 20850
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionBuffer overflow in Library of Assorted Spiffy Things (LibAST) 0.6.1 and earlier, as used in Eterm and possibly other software, allows local users to execute arbitrary code as the utmp user via a long -X argument.
The updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.