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

MDKSA-2001:058: ispell Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the ispell package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2001:058 (ispell).

The ispell program uses mktemp() to open temporary files. This makes it
vulnerable to symlink attacks. The program now has a patch from OpenBSD applied
that uses mkstemp() instead, and switches gets() to fgets() for dealing with
user input.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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