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MDKSA-2003:022: vnc Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the vnc package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:022 (vnc).

A vulnerability was discovered in the VNC server script that generates an X
cookie, used by X authentication. The script generated a cookie that was not
strong enough and allow a possible hacker to more easily guess the authentication
cookie, thus obtaining unauthorized access to the VNC server.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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