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

MDKSA-2005:100: rsh Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the rsh package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:100 (rsh).

A vulnerability in the rcp protocol was discovered that allows a server to
instruct a client to write arbitrary files outside of the current directory,
which could potentially be a security concern if a user used rcp to copy files
from a malicious server.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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