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MDKSA-2005:157: smb4k Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the smb4k package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:157 (smb4k).

A severe security issue has been discovered in Smb4K. By linking a simple
text file FILE to /tmp/smb4k.tmp or /tmp/sudoers, a possible hacker could get
access to the full contents of the /etc/ or /etc/sudoers file,
respectively, because Smb4K didn't check for the existance of these files
before writing any contents. When using super, the attack also resulted in /
etc/ being a symlink to FILE.

Affected are all versions of the 0.4, 0.5, and 0.6 series of Smb4K.

The updated packages have been patched to correct this problem.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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