Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : expect (MDKSA-2001:087)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13900


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A packaging problem that can lead to a root compromise existed in the expect package as provided in Mandrake Linux 8.1. expect would look for libraries in the directory /home/snailtalk/tmp/tcltk-root/usr/lib before any other and if such a user existed on the system, with rogue libraries, if root were to execute expect, a compromise could occur.


Update the affected expect package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13900

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-087.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:expect, 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: 2001/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0912

MDKSA: 2001:087