Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : inn (MDKSA-2001:010)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61884


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


WireX discovered a potential temporary file race condition in the inn program. This condition is due partly to the way inn is compiled and configured on some Linux distributions, including Linux-Mandrake, and partly due to the lack of information in the inn package detailing potential security problems if you do not tell inn to use a private temporary directory. The patch supplied by WireX that creates temporary files correctly has been applied, and the temporary directory that inn uses has been moved from /usr/tmp to /var/spool/news/tmp which is available solely to the news user which inn runs as.


Update the affected inews, inn and / or inn-devel packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61884

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-010.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 1.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:inews, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:inn, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:inn-devel, 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

CVE: CVE-2001-0139

MDKSA: 2001:010