Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : diffutils (MDKSA-2001:008-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 61882


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the sdiff program within the diffutils package. This update corrects the problem.

Update :

The previous updates had a conflicting man page with the man-pages package which prevented MandrakeUpdate from updating the package.


Update the affected diffutils package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 61882

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-008.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:diffutils, 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: 2001/01/10

Reference Information

MDKSA: 2001:008-1