Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : tmpwatch (MDKSA-2000:056)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61846


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Previous 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.


Update the affected tmpwatch package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61846

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-056.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

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:tmpwatch, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:6.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2000/10/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-0816

MDKSA: 2000:056