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

low Nessus Plugin ID 61884
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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: 1.6

Type: local

Published: 9/6/2012

Updated: 1/6/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Low

Base Score: 1.2

Vector: 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: 1/10/2001

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0139

MDKSA: 2001:010