Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tmpwatch (MDKSA-2000:056)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 61846
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionPrevious versions of tmpwatch contained a local denial of service and root exploits. This is due to using the fork() command to recursively process subdirectories which would allow a local user to perform a denial of service attack.
SolutionUpdate the affected tmpwatch package.