Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ncompress (MDKSA-2006:140)

This script is Copyright (C) 2006-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.

Description :

Tavis Ormandy, of the Google Security Team, discovered that ncompress,
when uncompressing data, performed no bounds checking, which could
allow a specially crafted datastream to underflow a .bss buffer with
attacker controlled data.

Updated packages have been patched to correct this issue.

Solution :

Update the affected ncompress package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23889 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-140.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-1168

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