Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : krb5 (MDKSA-2003:021)

Critical Nessus Plugin ID 14006


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


A vulnerability was discovered in the Kerberos FTP client. When the client retrieves a file that has a filename beginning with a pipe character, the FTP client will pass that filename to the command shell in a system() call. This could allow a malicious remote FTP server to write to files outside of the current directory or even execute arbitrary commands as the user using the FTP client.


Update the affected packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 14006

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-021.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

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:ftp-client-krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:ftp-server-krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-libs, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:krb5-workstation, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:telnet-client-krb5, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:telnet-server-krb5, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.1, cpe:/o:mandrakesoft:mandrake_linux:8.2, 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: 2003/02/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0041

MDKSA: 2003:021