Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : gzip (MDKSA-2002:011)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13919


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


There are two problems with the gzip archiving program; the first is a crash when an input file name is over 1020 characters, and the second is a buffer overflow that could be exploited if gzip is run on a server such as an FTP server. The patch applied is from the gzip developers and the problems have been fixed in the latest beta.


Update the affected gzip package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13919

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-011.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:gzip, 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: 2002/01/31

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2001-1228

MDKSA: 2002:011