Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vnc (MDKSA-2003:022)

This script is Copyright (C) 2004-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security
updates.

Description :

A vulnerability was discovered in the VNC server script that generates
an X cookie, used by X authentication. The script generated a cookie
that was not strong enough and allow an attacker to more easily guess
the authentication cookie, thus obtaining unauthorized access to the
VNC server.

See also :

http://marc.info/?l=bugtraq&m=102753170201524

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14007 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-022.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2002-1336
CVE-2002-1511

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