Vulnerability Scanning Solutions, LLC.
Our Process
What We Scan For
Sample Report
Client List
Contact Us
What We Scan For
Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA022] DSA-022-1 exmh Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-022-1 exmh

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Former versions of the exmh program used /tmp for storing
temporary files. No checks were made to ensure that nobody placed a symlink
with the same name in /tmp in the meantime and thus was vulnerable to a symlink
attack. This could lead to a malicious local user being able to overwrite any
file writable by the user executing exmh. Upstream developers have reported and
fixed this. The exmh program now use /tmp/login unless TMPDIR or EXMHTMPDIR
is set.

We recommend you upgrade your exmh packages immediately.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

Click HERE for more information and discussions on this network vulnerability scan.


P.O. Box 827051

Pembroke Pines, FL 33082-7051

Vulnerability Scanning Solutions, LLC.