Mandrake Linux Security Advisory : Eterm (MDKSA-2003:040)

High Nessus Plugin ID 14024


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


Digital Defense Inc. released a paper detailing insecurities in various terminal emulators, including Eterm. Many of the features supported by these programs can be abused when untrusted data is displayed on the screen. This abuse can be anything from garbage data being displayed to the screen or a system compromise.

These issues are corrected in Eterm 0.9.2, which is already included in Mandrake Linux 9.1.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 14024

File Name: mandrake_MDKSA-2003-040.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.18 $

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:Eterm, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:Eterm-devel, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libast1, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:libast1-devel, 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: 2003/04/01

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2003-0021, CVE-2003-0068

MDKSA: 2003:040