Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : glibc (MDKSA-2002:061)
Critical Nessus Plugin ID 13962
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionA 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected packages.