Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : pine (MDKSA-2002:084)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 13982


The remote Mandrake Linux host is missing a security update.


A vulnerability was discovered in pine while parsing and escaping characters of email addresses; not enough memory is allocated for storing the escaped mailbox part of the address. The resulting buffer overflow on the heap makes pine crash. This new version of pine, 4.50, has the vulnerability fixed. It also offers many other bug fixes and new features.


Update the affected pine package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 13982

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2002-084.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.14 $

Type: local

Published: 2004/07/31

Modified: 2013/05/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:pine, 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

Patch Publication Date: 2002/12/02

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1320

MDKSA: 2002:084