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Family: Debian Local Security Checks --> Category: infos

[DSA256] DSA-256-1 mhc Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
DSA-256-1 mhc

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

A problem has been discovered in adb2mhc from the mhc-utils package. The
default temporary directory uses a predictable name. This adds a
vulnerability that allows a local attacker to overwrite arbitrary
files the users has write permissions for.
For the stable distribution (woody) this problem has been
fixed in version 0.25+20010625-7.1.
The old stable distribution (potato) does not contain mhc
For the unstable distribution (sid) this problem has been fixed in
version 0.25+20030224-1.
We recommend that you upgrade your mhc-utils packages.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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