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MDKSA-2005:097: a2ps Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the a2ps package
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:097 (a2ps).
The fixps and psmandup scripts, part of the a2ps package, are vulnerable to
symlink attacks which could allow a local attacker to overwrite arbitrary
files. The updated packages have been patched to correct the problem.
Solution : http://wwwnew.mandriva.com/security/advisories?name=MDKSA-2005:097
Threat Level: High
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