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MDKSA-2005:239: printer-filters-utils Vulnerability Scan

Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the printer-filters-utils package

Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test

The remote host is missing the patch for the advisory MDKSA-2005:239 (printer-filters-utils).

'newbug' discovered a local root vulnerability in the mtink binary, which has a
buffer overflow in its handling of the HOME environment variable, allowing the
possibility for a local user to gain root rights. Mandriva encourages all
users to upgrade immediately. The updated packages have been patched to correct
these problems.

Solution :
Threat Level: High

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