Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : minicom (MDKSA-2001:051)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13869


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


Several format string vulnerabilities exist in the minicom program.
These bugs can be exploited to obtain group uucp privilege. A simple fix is to simply remove the setgid bit on /usr/bin/minicom, however these new packages introduce some fixes for the vulnerabilities through a patch from Red Hat, and also strip the setgid bit.


Update the affected minicom package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13869

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-051.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:minicom, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2001/05/10

Reference Information

MDKSA: 2001:051