Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kdenetwork (MDKSA-2002:080)
High Nessus Plugin ID 13978
SynopsisThe remote Mandrake Linux host is missing one or more security updates.
DescriptionThe SuSE security team discovered two vulnerabilities in the KDE lanbrowsing service during an audit. The LISa network daemon and 'reslisa', a restricted version of LISa are used to identify servers on the local network by using the URL type 'lan://' and 'rlan://' respectively. A buffer overflow was discovered in the lisa daemon that can be exploited by an attacker on the local network to obtain root privilege on a machine running the lisa daemon. Another buffer overflow was found in the lan:// URL handler, which can be exploited by a remote attacker to gain access to the victim user's account.
Only Mandrake Linux 9.0 comes with the LISa network daemon; all previous versions do not contain the network daemon and are as such not vulnerable.
SolutionUpdate the affected kdenetwork, kdenetwork-devel and / or lisa packages.