Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : vnc (MDKSA-2003:022)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14007


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


A vulnerability was discovered in the VNC server script that generates an X cookie, used by X authentication. The script generated a cookie that was not strong enough and allow an attacker to more easily guess the authentication cookie, thus obtaining unauthorized access to the VNC server.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14007

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-022.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.16 $

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:tightvnc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tightvnc-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:tightvnc-server, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:vnc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:vnc-SVGALIB, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:vnc-doc, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:vnc-java, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:vnc-server, 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, 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: 2003/02/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2002-1336, CVE-2002-1511

MDKSA: 2003:022