Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ed (MDKSA-2000:076)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 61862


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Alan Cox discovered that GNU ed (a classed line editor tool) creates temporary files unsafely.


Update the affected ed package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 61862

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2000-076.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ed, 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, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2

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

Patch Publication Date: 2000/12/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2000-1137

MDKSA: 2000:076