Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : exmh (MDKSA-2001:015)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61889


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


All versions of exmh prior to 2.3.1 use the /tmp directory for storing temporary files. This was done in an insecure manner as exmh did not check to ensure that nobody placed a symlink with the same name in /tmp in the meantime and thus was vulnerable to a symlink attack. This could lead to a malicious local user being able to overwrite any file writable by the user executing exmh. These updated versions of exmh now use /tmp/username unless TMPDIR or EXMHTMPDIR is set.


Update the affected exmh package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61889

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-015.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:exmh, 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: 2001/01/26

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0125

MDKSA: 2001:015