Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : mod_frontpage (MDKSA-2002:021)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13929


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A problem was found in versions of improved mod_frontpage prior to 1.6.1 regarding a lack of boundary checks in fpexec.c. This means that the suid root binary is exploitable for buffer overflows. This could be exploited by remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on the server with superuser privileges. Although there are no known exploits available, if you use mod_frontpage you are strongly encouraged to upgrade.

This update for Mandrake Linux has been completely reworked and is easier to configure and use, as well as supporting the new FrontPage 2002 extensions.


Update the affected mod_frontpage package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 13929

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-021.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.15 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Critical


Base Score: 10

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:mod_frontpage, 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: 2002/03/07

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0427

MDKSA: 2002:021