Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : stunnel (MDKSA-2002:004)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13912


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


All versions of stunnel from 3.15 to 3.21c are vulnerable to format string bugs in the functions which implement smtp, pop, and nntp client negotiations. Using stunnel with the '-n service' option and the '-c' client mode option, a malicious server could use the format sting vulnerability to run arbitrary code as the owner of the current stunnel process. Version 3.22 is not vulnerable to this bug.


Update the affected stunnel package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13912

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-004.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:stunnel, 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: 2002/01/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0002

MDKSA: 2002:004