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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 : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2004:145
Threat Level: High
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