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MDKSA-2002:052: sharutils Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the sharutils package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2002:052 (sharutils).

The uudecode utility creates output files without checking to see if it is about
to write to a symlink or pipe. This could be exploited by a local attacker to
overwrite files or lead to privilege escalation if users decode data into share
directories, such as /tmp. This update fixes this vulnerability by checking to
see if the destination output file is a symlink or pipe.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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