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MDKSA-2001:042: nedit Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the nedit package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:042 (nedit).
A temporary file vulnerability exists in NEdit, the Nirvana Editor. When
printing the entire text or selected parts of the text within the editor, nedit
creates a temporary file in an insecure manner. This could be exploited to gain
access to other user rights including root.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2001:042
Threat Level: High
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