Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : Mesa (MDKSA-2001:029)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 61903
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionBen 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.