|Category:||Conectiva Local Security Checks|
|Title:||Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2003:620|
|Summary:||Conectiva Security Advisory CLA-2003:620|
The remote host is missing updates announced in
The man package, which includes the utilities man, apropos, and
whatis is used to read most of the documentation available on a Linux
Jack Lloyd found a local vulnerability in the man utility. Because
of a problem with a value returned by the my_xsprintf() function, man
could try to execute a program called unsafe when reading a manpage
file with certain characteristics. If an attacker can put a malicious
executable file called unsafe in the system PATH and let a user
open a specially created manpage, it could run arbitrary commands
with the privileges of this user.
The apt tool can be used to perform RPM package upgrades
by running 'apt-get update' followed by 'apt-get upgrade'
Risk factor : High
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2005 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com|
|This is only one of 49323 vulnerability tests in our test suite. Find out more about running a complete security audit.|
To run a free test of this vulnerability against your system, register below.