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

MDKSA-2004:145: rp-pppoe Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the rp-pppoe package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2004:145 (rp-pppoe).

Max Vozeler discovered a vulnerability in pppoe, part of the rp-pppoe package.
When pppoe is running setuid root, a possible hacker can overwrite any file on the
system. Mandrakelinux does not install pppoe setuid root, however the packages
have been patched to prevent this problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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