Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : htdig (MDKSA-2001:083)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13896


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


A problem was discovered in the ht://Dig web indexing and searching program. Nergal reported a vulnerability in htsearch that allows a remote user to pass the -c parameter, to use a specific config file, to the htsearch program when running as a CGI. A malicious user could point to a file like /dev/zero and force the CGI to stall until it times out. Repeated attacks could result in a DoS. As well, if the user has write permission on the server and can create a file with certain entries, they can point the server to it and retrieve any file readable by the webserver UID.


Update the affected htdig, htdig-devel and / or htdig-web packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13896

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-083.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.4

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:htdig, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:htdig-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:htdig-web, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.2, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.0, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1

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

Patch Publication Date: 2001/11/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0834

MDKSA: 2001:083