Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : sgml-tools (MDKSA-2001:030-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 61904


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Insecure handling of temporary file permissions can lead to other users on a multi-user system being able to read the documents being converted. This is due to sgml-tools creating temporary files without any special permissions. The updated packages create a secure temporary directory first, which is readable only by the owner, and then create the temporary files in that secure directory.

Update :

The packages for Linux-Mandrake 7.1 and Corporate Server 1.0.1 had a dependency on the wrong version of sgml-common which made it impossible to upgrade the software. New packages have been released that fix this problem.


Update the affected sgml-tools package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 61904

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-030.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:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:sgml-tools, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2001/03/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0416

MDKSA: 2001:030-1