Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : heartbeat (MDKSA-2006:142)

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

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

Two vulnerabilities in heartbeat prior to 2.0.6 was discovered by Yan
Rong Ge. The first is that heartbeat would set insecure permissions in
an shmget call for shared memory, allowing a local attacker to cause
an unspecified denial of service via unknown vectors (CVE-2006-3815).

The second is a remote vulnerability that could allow allow the master
control process to read invalid memory due to a specially crafted
heartbeat message and die of a SEGV, all prior to any authentication

Updated packages have been patched to correct these issues.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 23891 (mandrake_MDKSA-2006-142.nasl)

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2006-3121

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