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

MDKSA-2002:031: fileutils Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the fileutils package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:031 (fileutils).

Wojciech Purczynski reported a race condition in some utilities in the GNU
fileutils package that may cause root to delete the entire filesystem. This only
affects version 4.1 stable and 4.1.6 development versions, and the authors have
fixed this in the latest development version.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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