Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDKSA-2001:095)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13908


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


Flavio Veloso found an overflowable buffer problem in earlier versions of the glibc glob(3) implementation. It may be possible to exploit some programs that pass input to the glibc glob() function in a manner that can be modified by the user.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13908

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2001-095.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-profile, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ldconfig, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:nscd, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:7.1, 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: 2001/12/19

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-0886

MDKSA: 2001:095