Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : Mesa (MDKSA-2001:029)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61903


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


Ben Collins identified a temporary file race in the Utah-glx component of the Mesa package which affects Linux-Mandrake 7.2. The /tmp/glxmemory file is created by Utah-glx and because it is not created securely could be used in a symlink attack which allows files to be overwritten the next time the X server is started.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61903

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-029.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2012/09/06

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Mesa, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Mesa-common, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Mesa-common-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Mesa-demos, 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: 2001/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0474

MDKSA: 2001:029