Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDKSA-2002:061)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13962


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


A heap buffer overflow exists in the XDR decoder in glibc version 2.2.5 and earlier. XDR is a mechanism for encoding data structures for use with RPC, which is derived from Sun's RPC implementation which is likewise vulnerable to a heap overflow. Depending on the application, this vulnerability may be exploitable and could lead to arbitrary code execution. Thanks to Solar Designer for the patches used to correct this vulnerability.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 13962

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-061.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.17 $

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:glibc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc-profile, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:glibc_lsb, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kernel-headers, 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, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/Mandrake/release, Host/Mandrake/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2002/09/23

Exploitable With


Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-0391

MDKSA: 2002:061