Mandrake Security Advisory MDVSA-2009:072 (perl-MDK-Common)

The remote host is missing an update to perl-MDK-Common announced via advisory MDVSA-2009:072.
To upgrade automatically use MandrakeUpdate or urpmi. The verification of md5 checksums and GPG signatures is performed automatically for you.
Some vulnerabilities were discovered and corrected in perl-MDK-Common: The functions used to write strings into shell like configuration files by Mandriva tools were not taking care of some special characters. This could lead to some bugs (like wireless keys containing certain characters not working), and privilege escalation. This update fixes that issue by ensuring proper protection of strings. The updated packages have been patched to correct these issues. Affected: 2008.0, 2008.1, 2009.0, Corporate 3.0, Corporate 4.0, Multi Network Firewall 2.0