The "makewhatis" command, a part of the "man" package, creates predictable files in the /tmp directory during its execution. A malicious local user could gain elevated privileges (gid man) by guessing the filenames before they are created.
Download the following RPM packages to the NetWinder into a temporary
directory, then install them with the command "rpm -Uvh *.rpm". Be sure
there are no other files ending in ".rpm" in the temporary directory. See
http://www.netwinder.org/security/install.html for more help.
REFERENCESReported on Red Hat's bugtraq on July 3, 2000.