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RHSA-2003-134: man Vulnerability Scan
Vulnerability Scan Summary
Check for the version of the man packages
Detailed Explanation for this Vulnerability Test
Updated man packages fix a minor security vulnerability.
The man package includes tools for finding information and documentation
about commands on a system.
Versions of man before 1.51 have a bug where a malformed man file can cause
a program named "unsafe" to be run. To exploit this vulnerability a local
attacker would need to be able to get a victim to run man on a carefully
crafted man file, and for the attacker to be able to create a file called
"unsafe" that will be on the victim's default path.
Users of man can upgrade to these erratum packages which contain a patch to
correct this vulnerability. These erratum packages also contain fixes for
a number of other bugs.
Solution : http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2003-134.html
Threat Level: High
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