Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : xpcd (MDKSA-2004:053)

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 in xpcd-svga, part of xpcd, was discovered by Jaguar.
xpcd-svga uses svgalib to display graphics on the console and it would
copy user-supplied data of an arbitrary length into a fixed-size
buffer in the pcd_open function.

As well, Steve Kemp previously discovered a buffer overflow in
xpcd-svga that could be triggered by a long HOME environment variable,
which could be exploited by a local attacker to obtain root
privileges.

The updated packages resolve these vulnerabilities.

Solution :

Update the affected xpcd and / or xpcd-gimp packages.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 14152 (mandrake_MDKSA-2004-053.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2003-0649
CVE-2004-0402

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