Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : libsafe (MDKSA-2002:026)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13933
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.
DescriptionWojciech Purczynski discovered that format string protection in libsafe can be easily bypassed by using flag characters that are implemented in glibc but are not implemented in libsafe. It was also discovered that *printf function wrappers incorrectly parse argument indexing in format strings, making some incorrect assumptions on the number of arguments and conversion specifications.
These problems were fixed by the libsafe authors in 2.0-12.
SolutionUpdate the affected libsafe package.