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MDKA-2006:046: bootsplash Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the bootsplash package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKA-2006:046 (bootsplash).

When multiple profiles are configured, they can be choosen in the
bootloader with the PROFILE keyword, but this needs a dedicated entry
or to append manually the profile at each boot. To ease the choice of
the profile during the boot time, Mandriva developed a frame buffer
menu in GTK to choose the profile.
Unfortunately in 2007, a miscompilation removed this application from
the bootsplash package, thus the only left method to choose a profile
was the bootloader one. This new package of bootsplash brings back the
'fbmenu' command which display the appropriate profile selection menu
during boot.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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