Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gpm (MDKSA-2000:025)
High Nessus Plugin ID 61822
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionMany security flaws existed in the gpm package, which is used to control the mouse in a terminal outside of X Windows. As well, a denial of service attack via /dev/gpmctl is possible. All security issues with the gpm package have been addressed with this update.
SolutionUpdate the affected gpm and / or gpm-devel packages.