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

MDKSA-2003:031-1: usermode Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the usermode package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2003:031-1 (usermode).

The /usr/bin/shutdown command that comes with the usermode package can be
executed by local users to shutdown all running processes and drop into a root
shell. This command is not really needed to shutdown a system, so it has been
removed and all users are encouraged to upgrade. Please note that the user must
have local console access in order to obtain a root shell in this fashion.
The previous updated packages did not properly fix the problem. The pam files
that allow a (physically) local user to shutdown were not removed. This has been

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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