Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : ypserv (MDKSA-2000:064)

This script is Copyright (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security

Description :

A format string parsing bug exists in ypbind 3.3 if it is run in debug
mode which leaks file descriptors under certain circumstances which
can lead to a DoS. In addition, ypbind may suffer from buffer
overflows. In the ypserv program, a buffer overflow and format bug
exist if the build system does not have vsyslog() or if configure
fails to detect it. Both vulnerabilities were discovered by Olaf Kirch
<[email protected]>.

Solution :

Update the affected ypbind and / or ypserv packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Mandriva Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61851 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2000-1040

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