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

MDKSA-2001:051: minicom Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the minicom package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:051 (minicom).

Several format string vulnerabilities exist in the minicom program. These bugs
can be exploited to obtain group uucp privilege. A simple fix is to simply
remove the setgid bit on /usr/bin/minicom, however these new packages introduce
some fixes for the vulnerabilties through a patch from Red Hat, and also strip
the setgid bit.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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