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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.51138
Category:Red Hat Local Security Checks
Title:RedHat Security Advisory RHSA-2004:174
Summary:NOSUMMARY
Description:Description:

The remote host is missing updates announced in
advisory RHSA-2004:174.

Utempter is a utility that allows terminal applications such as xterm and
screen to update utmp and wtmp without requiring root privileges.

Steve Grubb discovered a flaw in Utempter which allowed device names
containing directory traversal sequences such as '/../'. In combination
with an application that trusts the utmp or wtmp files, this could allow a
local attacker the ability to overwrite privileged files using a symlink.

Users should upgrade to this new version of utempter, which fixes this
vulnerability.

Solution:
Please note that this update is available via
Red Hat Network. To use Red Hat Network, launch the Red
Hat Update Agent with the following command: up2date

http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2004-174.html

Risk factor : Medium

CVSS Score:
2.1

Cross-Ref: BugTraq ID: 10178
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2004-0233
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/10178
http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-200405-05.xml
http://www.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:031
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A10115
https://oval.cisecurity.org/repository/search/definition/oval%3Aorg.mitre.oval%3Adef%3A979
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-174.html
http://www.redhat.com/support/errata/RHSA-2004-175.html
http://www.slackware.com/security/viewer.php?l=slackware-security&y=2004&m=slackware-security.404389
http://sunsolve.sun.com/search/document.do?assetkey=1-77-1000752.1-1
XForce ISS Database: utemper-symlink(15904)
https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/15904
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