Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : kdenetwork (MDKSA-2002:080)

High Nessus Plugin ID 13978


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


The 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.


Update the affected kdenetwork, kdenetwork-devel and / or lisa packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 13978

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-080.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kdenetwork, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:kdenetwork-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:lisa, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:9.0

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

Patch Publication Date: 2002/11/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1247, CVE-2002-1306

MDKSA: 2002:080