Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : fileutils/coreutils (MDKSA-2003:106)

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

A memory starvation denial of service vulnerability in the ls program
was discovered by Georgi Guninski. It is possible to allocate a huge
amount of memory by specifying certain command-line arguments. It is
also possible to exploit this remotely via programs that call ls such
as wu-ftpd (although wu-ftpd is no longer shipped with Mandrake
Linux).

Likewise, a non-exploitable integer overflow problem was discovered in
ls, which can be used to crash ls by specifying certain command-line
arguments. This can also be triggered via remotely accessible services
such as wu-ftpd.

The provided packages include a patched ls to fix these problems.

Solution :

Update the affected coreutils, coreutils-doc and / or fileutils
packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14088 (mandrake_MDKSA-2003-106.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0853
CVE-2003-0854

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